After the success of Tearmann Fold Spring Chickens performance at the Waterfront Hall in 2008, they were invited by the Big Telly Theatre Company to perform at the Ulster Museum, Spring Chicken event.
This year’s theme was older people going on a trip to Utopia, so Tearmann’s drama group wrote and directed their ‘Air Stewardess with a difference’ sketch, which provided an unforgettable in-flight experience that no one would forget, and certainly a flight that you would not want to be on with their unique take on how Air Stewardess’ should not behave.
As part of the experience Tearmanns Spring Chickens performed part of the sketch live on Radio Ulster at Carrickfergus Castle, promoting the Spring Chicken show. This was a first for many of Tearmann’s drama group and provided them with the confidence to steal the show at the Ulster Museum’s Spring Chickens event; they treated everyone there to an enjoyable evening.
Their sketch was so well received that they were invited to perform at Fold’s Staff Conference on Customer Excellence, it was such a success that at their second performance of the day, there was only standing room.
John McLean, Chief Executive of Fold, commented at the Staff Conference, ‘With the conference’s theme of customer excellence, Tearmann’s Spring Chickens provided a light hearted approach on how not to deliver customer excellence. I’d like to thank them for taking sometime to join us at our conference and delivering a crowd pleasing sketch.’
Plans are now afoot to transform the sketch into a full-length play for the West Belfast Spring Festival, next year.