Festival Club, 9-15 Chambers St (venue 36), 031-650 2395. 8.30pm. Last day.Reuse content
Belfast's Hole In The Wall theatre company prides itself on leaving no sacred cows unslaughtered. Its sketches and stand-up routines poke merciless fun at all parties involved in Ulster's problems. Beside the Irish jokes, the repartee includes a Blind Date take-off - Bishop Casey competing with David Mellor and Paddy Ashdown for the attentions of Fergie - and a Sportsnight-style running commentary on a production of Macbeth (the archetypal Troubles play). The company knows how to programme its set to supports its weaker material; they close each routine on a high note, notably a sketch with the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad glee club singing 'If You're Irish, Come Into The Courtroom'. Not surprisingly, many in their homeland dislike them; many more, however, applaud their irreverence and nerve.