Dear Billy

Touring to Kilmarnock, Edinburgh, Ayr, Dundee, Banchory, East Kilbride, Hawick, Dumfries, Lyth, Strathpeffer, Nairn, St Andrews, Cumbernauld, Largs, Dunoon, Perth and Glasgow.

16 May - 24 Jun | Scottish 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.

Everyone has a Billy story.  

An expert team of story gatherers has created a collection of these moving and hilarious tales. Gary McNair, one of Scotland’s finest theatre makers, has turned these stories into a special 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. 

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

Produced by National Theatre of Scotland.

Artwork by Tommy Ga-Ken Wan & D8


Creative team



Venue DateTimeAccess
Traverse, EdinburghThu 18 May7:30pmCAP
Traverse, EdinburghFri 19 May7:30pmAD
Traverse, EdinburghSat 20 May7:30pmBSL
Ayr Gaiety, AyrTue 23 May7:30pmCAP
Dundee Rep, DundeeWed 24 May7:30pmBSL
Theatre Royal, DumfriesSat 3 June7:30pmCAP
Lyth Theatre, LythWed 7 June7:30pmBSL
Strathpeffer Pavilion, StrathpefferThu 8 June7:00pmBSL
Byre Theatre, St AndrewsSat 10 June7:30pmAD
Lanternhouse, CumbernauldWed 14 June7:30pmAD
Perth Theatre, PerthTue 20 June7:30pmBSL
Kings Theatre, GlasgowThu 22 June7:30pmAD, BSL
Kings Theatre, GlasgowFri 23 June7:30pmCAP

BSL interpretation by Karen Forbes.
Captions by Andrew Howell.
Audio description by Chris McKiddle.

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