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Down with this sort of thing!

Fr Dougal (Barry McCrory) and Fr Ted (Bozzy Crosbourne) highlight the damage caused to their promotional banner outside of St Joseph’s Hall.

THE vandalism of a banner advertising a Father Ted adaptation has been described as “sinister,” by the show’s director.

The banner, which was positioned outside St Joseph’s Hall in Omagh was slashed three times with a blade at some stage over the weekend past.

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Well-known local actor Bean McCaugherty, who wrote and directed the show says he is at odds to try and understand the mentality of those responsible.

Bean said, “The banner was slashed three times. I just do not see the rationale why someone would do that. The whole thing is very sinister. Whether it was pre-meditated to come out and do this or that there are people going around the town with a Stanley knife in their pocket and decided to slash a banner. It is not as if we are offending anyone or doing any harm.

“We have been working tirelessly for months of this Father Ted sketch so that we can put on a good show for the public. Our show will go on this weekend despite these pathetic attempts by someone offering nothing to society, going around armed with a knife and bent on destruction.”

This Father Ted play is a great mix of classic Craggy Island moments but with some brand new material and new characters.

Ted, Dougal and the lads can be seen in St Joseph’s Hall on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this week (October 13-15). Curtain up at 8pm and it’s only £7 at the door! Be advised, there may be some strong language.

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