Pride and perjury - Sheridan’s soul laid bare in show

Gail and Tommy
Gail and Tommy

THE Milngavie & Bearsden Herald has teamed up with The King’s Theatre to offer one reader a pair of tickets to I, Tommy - the brand new comedy drama from the creator of Rab C Nesbitt, Ian Pattison.

Tommy Sheridan had it all - charisma political power and a really great tan.

But it all went horribly, catastrophically wrong.

At one time Sheridan was one of Scotland’s most popular politician, a flamboyant class warrior, and a firebrand of the left.

He was seen as the pretty face of the poll tax protests and even named the second greatest Scot ever - after Sean Connery.

But he flew too close to the Sun, or more correctly The News of the World, when he took on the now defunct tabloid in a famous defamation case – and in the end lost everything.

In 2011 he was jailed for perjury in the biggest sex and politics scandal of the decade.

The standard bearer of the radical left was revealed as a liar and went overnight from Solidarity to swingers’ clubs, from fame to infamy - and the media just loved it.

Writer Ian Pattison said the play is about how a powerful character can reach the point where his life turns into a nuclear catastrophe.

He said Sheridan could have been First Minister of Scotland – until hubris and self-destruction got in the way.

Described as an incredible black comedy that illuminates the whole political backdrop, critics have hailed it as a riveting mind-blowing tale.

The pair of tickets to the show at The King’s Theatre are for the performance on Tuesday, November 6 at 7.30pm.

For your chance to win the pair of tickets, make sure you get your copy of this week’s Milngavie and Bearsden Herald, which is in shops now.