Dear Billy

Touring to Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness, Salford & Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

16 May - 25 Aug | UK Tour



From the people of Scotland

There’s a guy. You know him. You know…big hair, wee beard, glasses, talks like that. You know? You know. The guy…The Big Yin.  

Billy Connolly needs no introduction. He is a national treasure.  From the shipyards of the Clydeside to his trailblazing and extraordinary stage and movie exploits, he is woven into Scottish culture.

An expert team of story gatherers has created a collection of these moving and hilarious tales. Gary McNair, one of Scotland’s best theatre makers, has turned these stories into show celebrating the Big Yin and what he means to us.

Gary is hitting the road with a band, collecting more stories as they go, making every show different. Each one a unique chance to laugh, sing, and celebrate the man and the legend with a show that will have you in stiches!

Written and performed by Gary McNair and directed by Joe Douglas.

A National Theatre of Scotland production

5 Stars

A populist, funny and poignant jigsaw puzzle collage

Scottish Daily Mail

5 Stars

Vivid, funny and poignant

The Guardian

5 Stars

Moving, fascinating and often hilarious

The Scotsman

5 Stars


All Edinburgh Theatre

5 Stars

A gloriously masterful 90 minutes of theatre

The Telegraph

5 Stars

Rich and moving

The Arts Desk

4 Stars

Reminds us why it’s so great and how much it means to all of us

Daily Record

4 Stars

McNair... shapes the material beautifully... with respect and affection

The Times

4 Stars

Surprisingly thoughtful

The Herald

what audiences are saying


Creative team