Dear Billy returns to Scottish Stages in 2024


27 Nov 2023

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Gary McNair in Dear Billy stands on stage in front of a large pair of neon glasses.

Last year, Dear Billy undertook a 17 venue Scotland-wide tour, reaching over 8000 people and was enthusiastically received by audiences across Scotland, selling out venues. Due to popular demand, the show is heading back out on tour in 2024.

Originally announced to mark Billy Connolly's 80th birthday year, Dear Billy is a love letter to the Big Yin from the people of Scotland.

Gary McNair will be hitting the road once more to perform this unique touring production that evolved on the road as it travelled the length and breadth of Scotland in 2023. The production will tour in May 2024, opening at His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen before touring to the Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow and Eden Court, Inverness before a two-week run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2024.

Directed by Joe Douglas, Gary McNair will be joined on the road by musicians Simon Liddell and Jill O'Sullivan.

Gary McNair said

“It was a real honour to get the opportunity to make Dear Billy last year. The creative team were a dream, and we couldn’t have been happier with the response from audiences up and down the country.

I also loved that people would share their personal stories about the Big Yin with us as we travelled. Both performing the show and receiving these stories felt like the perfect way to celebrate the special place that Billy Connolly holds in the hearts of the Scottish people.

The fact that there's been such a hunger for the show to return and that we are able to do it so soon is wonderful. I can't wait for us to get the band back together and take the show back on the road to head out across Scotland again to meet new audiences.”

Full tour details and booking information here.