Northern Ireland’s very own queen of comedy, May McFettridge has earned a special place in the hearts of audiences young and old alike with her distinctive brand of affectionate but well aimed gibes and witticisms.
A superstar in her own right, May has become a cult icon who’s never afraid to speak her mind. Indeed, her highly acclaimed stage show, An Audience with May McFettridge, at Belfast’s Grand Opera House proved just that. Joined by stars of stage and screen, May’s outspoken and hilarious one-liners never failed to reduce audiences to fits of laughter.
May is the longest running Dame in Christmas pantomime history, topping the bill at the Grand Opera House for 30 consecutive years. A bronze bust of the buxom Belfast backstreet bombshell takes pride of place in the Grand Opera House.
Recognised as one of the greatest character acts to emerge from Northern Ireland, May’s unique ability to involve audience members in her shows have made her one of the most popular and best loved comic performers in the country.
And she says she’s delighted when “yer man” who drives her about was honoured by the Queen!
Born and dragged up in Belfast and still lives there.
Loves the bingo and goes to the wee club with pals big Patricia and wee Josie. She is never happier than when she is with them sharing a 10-glass bottle of anything!