I established my Sunday night Bingo in The George in 1997 and, over 750 shows later, I am still "calling the balls"! Bingo with Shirley Temple Bar is the original, longest-running and best-known show on the Irish gay scene. For fifteen years, the show has made The George the place to be on Sundays for generations of gays and thousands of people from all around the world have seen it. Have you?
- Vanity Fair
My show, which I ingeniously call Bingo with Shirley Temple Bar, is a bonkers combination of bingo and an amazing cabaret show starring me! It takes place every Sunday at The George, Ireland’s oldest gay bar and also features some of my fabulous friends and frenemies. Each week the cast may be different but you are guaranteed the same unforgettable experience. Read more
Tickets? You want to book tickets? Well, you can’t. That’s because there are no tickets. Unbelieveably, this amazing show is absolutely free. Even the bingo books and pens are free. That’s how much they value your custom in The George. The only thing better would be if the drinks were free. Which they are not. That said, if you play Bingo, there’s a chance you could win free drinks too. So everyone is a winner! Unless you don’t win. Read more
The venue is a pub so all seating (apart from selected reserved areas) is on a First Come, First Served basis. It’s often standing room only from very early in the evening, so don’t dilly-dally over your outfit. If you can’t see me, then the odds are I can’t see you so all that worry over your fashion choices will have been for nothing.
Of course, some of the best seating in the house can be reserved. If you would like to book a table (for a small number of friends), get in touch using the form below and we will do our best to facilitate. If it is a special occasion, be sure to mention it so we can do our best to make a fuss/ignore it/ruin it.
Wherever you sit (or stand), there are screens situated around the premises so you can follow along with the Bingo or watch performances in diet-inducing “widescreen”. Read more
You probably learned how to play bingo when you were a kid. But don’t worry if you still get a huge thrill from being the first one to yell “Bingo!”. It doesn’t mean you’re a total simpleton. The fact is, Bingo is one of the world’s most favourite pastimes. And with me as your host, you’ll soon see why. Read more
– Gay Times