A Celebration of Father Ted with Joe Rooney

Grand Theatre Main Auditorium,

7:00pm | 7:30pm

12 Oct, 7:30pm
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Join us in celebrating one of the greatest sitcoms ever made, as we welcome renowned stand-up Joe Rooney for a night of all things Father Ted!


Joe featured as the rebellious Father Damo in the classic Father Ted episode The Old Grey Whistle Theft, leading Dougal astray with his earring, cigarette smoking and bad-boy attitude.


Joe will host a screening of the episode, take you behind the scenes and set you a Craggy Island quiz ­– then prepare yourself for an all-inclusive ‘Lovely Girls Competition’: have you got the loveliest laugh, the loveliest walk, and can you make the loveliest sandwich?


There will also be priests aplenty, plus appearances from a nursery-rhyme singing Ziggy Stardust, Nirvana, Johnny Cash and many more – and the evening wouldn’t be complete without a sing-along to ‘My Lovely Horse’!


Come and meet Joe and immerse yourself in the very silly delights of Father Ted.


Ah, go on… you will!


Age guidance 15+


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Show information

Act One 45 Minutes
Interval 20 Minutes
Act Two 45 Minutes

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Ticket Prices

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18 to 26s


1894 Club | SILVER

£4 off

1894 Club | GOLD

£5 off

1894 Club | DIAMOND

£7 off

Groups 10+

£4 off

Groups 50+

£5 off

Groups 100+

£7 off


'The intensity he puts into his singing and character acting is on another level. His act rolls along smoothly and nothing felt forced….. an enjoyable romp with songs, great stand-up and excellent storytelling, full of gags'

- Chortle 2019

'A purveyor of choice gags, a natural storyteller, guitar in hand, Joe Rooney delights the room with his infectiously manic delivery.'

- Ardal O’Hanlon

A Celebration of Father Ted with Joe Rooney