Hearts boss Locke to star in Fringe show

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HEARTS manager Gary Locke will become a Fringe performer in a bid to raise funds for the Tynecastle club.

Locke will be appearing as a defendant in This Is Your Trial, a comedy show at this year’s Festival by football-daft stand-up David Allison.

Profits from the show will be donated to Hearts, with a bumper crowd expected to see the Jambos legend swap the dugout for the dock.

Allison told Hearts’ official website: “As a huge fan of football, I’m really chuffed this can happen.

“If we can entertain the players, supporters and staff at the club while raising a bit of money, everyone’s a winner.

“Gary has been a real sport in volunteering to take part and fans can be assured of a fun evening.

“I’m from Bradford and I know a lot of people who know Gary from his time as a player with City and I’m sure it is going to be a fun evening.”

‘The Trial of Gary Locke and Heart of Midlothian FC’, takes place at 8.30pm on Monday, August 5, in the Gorgie Suite at Tynecastle Stadium, with tickets available from the Hearts ticket office.