James Byrne

Name: James Byrne.

First year with CRAPPPS (approx. if not known):  2014.

Years of service (up to and including 2021):  8. 

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Current Plough Play part: Eezum Squeezum.

CRAPPPS shows involved with: Plough Play, St George’s Play, Punch ‘n’ Judy Show (plus others in pipeline).  

CRAPPPS parts played:  Beelzebub, Eezum Squeezum, Farmer’s Man, Hopper Joe, Marling Ned (Plough Play), Jester, Mop (St George’s Play), Narrator (Punch ‘n’ Judy Show).

Favourite Plough Play tour pub:  Fox and Hounds (Blidworth). 

Whiff whaff (or other beverage) of choice:  Laphroaig (whisky of choice for any given occasion), Dalwhinnie, Lagavullin (preferably peaty, single malt. Under no circumstances will I be carrying Bells or Teachers).

Best CRAPPPS memory: My favourite moments are in the build-up to each show. The walk or drive between each venue – the banter, the songs, the occasional line run in a chip shop or on a bus.

So it is very difficult to narrow this down to one. Especially as the best memories from each tour tend to be the fuzziest …

One stand-out memory was all of the St George’s Day run 2015. Some amazing crowds with great participation – loads of laughs and generally a great day out.