Talk of the Town: Play has too much colour for Sheridan

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TOMMY Sheridan has revealed that he won’t be attending a Fringe play based on his colourful life – because it would be too “traumatic”.

Following his early release from Castle Huntly prison, Sheridan, 48, is having his electronic tag removed today, leaving him free to venture outside his Glasgow home between 7.15pm and 7.15am.

But the former MSP will not be making a beeline for Edinburgh and the play I Tommy, penned by Rab C writer Ian Pattison.

He said the warts-and-all dramatisation would “upset the missus”.

Instead, he is off on holiday with wife Gail and daughter Gabrielle – no doubt to work on his trademark tan.

Lighting up the city with Olympic drinks fever

OLYMPIC fever is taking over, and one bar in Stockbridge is getting into the spirit by launching a new range of Games-themed cocktails.

From tomorrow, customers at Hamilton’s, in Hamilton Place, can sip on The Director’s Cut – a vodka-fuelled homage to opening ceremony architect Danny Boyle – or a London 2012, featuring London Gin, fresh lemon, mint, elderflower and apple.

And with speculation rampant that David Beckham will light the Olympic torch, Talk of the Town challenges Hamilton’s to develop an addition to the menu before the opening ceremony – A Flaming Becks.

Playing the name Games

THE success of Capital sporting great Chris Hoy had been put down to hard work, determination and God-given talent.

But new research has suggested that there is another factor behind the cycling champ’s exemplary record - his name.

Athletes called Chris are among the top ten most successful of all British medal winners in the history of the Olympics, with Johns, Toms and Roberts also among our best Olympians.

And those bemused by Hoy’s omission from the summer’s sprint event in favour of Jason Kenny have further grounds for disapproval.

While Steves, Williams and Davids also make the cut, Jasons are conspicuous by their absence.

Clearly, nobody told the selectors.

Heartfelt praise for film

TO complete this column’s sporting triple bill, we give you Hearts Scottish Cup-winning star Danny Grainger, a man of the movies, who tweets: “Just been to see the new Batman. Was one of the best films I have ever seen!”