Tommy’s rise and fall

Des McLean as Tommy (Martin Shields/Herald & Times Group).
Des McLean as Tommy (Martin Shields/Herald & Times Group).

HE had it all; charisma, political power, a messianic following - and a really great tan.

However, Tommy Sheridan, once voted the Second Greatest Scot ever, flew too close to the sun when he took on the News of the World - and lost.

Now audiences will be treated to his story in I, TOMMY at the Whitehall Theatre, Dundee on Saturday, October 27.

From the pen of Rab C. Nesbitt creator Ian Pattison, this irreverent “tragi-comedy” charts Sheridan’s rise and fall, from Karl Marx to Coolio, Pollock to Parliament, Solidarity to swinger’s clubs, to prison and beyond....

Starring comedian Des McLean, Taggart’s Colin McCredie and Michele Gallacher, the show is suitable for over 16’s only.

Tickets are on sale now from Dundee City Box Office Tel 01382 434940 or e-mail

The Whitehall Theatre is also gearing up for Dundee Schools Music Theatre’s production of Summer Holiday, which runs from August 23 to 25.

This will transport you back to the swinging sixties as it follows the adventures of Don and his friends travelling across Europe on that famous double-decker London bus. This all-singing, all-dancing show features hit after hit, including Batchelor Boy, Living Doll, The Young Ones, Move It and of course, the title why not hop on board ane enjoy the ride?