A Gambler's Guide to Dying

Archived Show


Produced by:
Show and Tell in Association with The Traverse Theatre Company
April 04 - April 23, 2017
Run Time:
0 Hour, 0 Minute
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Show Info

Written and Performed by Gary McNair
Directed by Gareth Nicholls

What are the odds of living an extraordinary life? This is the story of one boy's granddad who won a fortune betting on the 1966 soccer World Cup and, when diagnosed with cancer, gambled it all on living to see the year 2000. A Gambler's Guide to Dying is an intergenerational tale of what we live for and what we leave behind.

Gary McNair's multi award-winning solo show opens in New York following highly acclaimed, sold-out runs at Spoleto Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Adelaide Festival, and London's off-West End.

Photo Caption: Gary McNair in A GAMBLER'S GUIDE TO DYING
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Photo Caption: Gary McNair in A GAMBLER'S GUIDE TO DYING
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Photo Caption: Gary McNair in A GAMBLER'S GUIDE TO DYING
Photo: Carol Rosegg
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Producing Company

Show and Tell

Show and Tell produces high-quality live comedy and theater. They support and present a wide range of hugely talented performers on stages around the UK, and internationally, for audiences to enjoy and be inspired by.

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Traverse Theatre

Formed in 1963 by a group of passionate theatre enthusiasts, the Traverse Theatre was originally founded to extend the spirit of the Edinburgh festivals throughout the year. Today, under Artistic Director Orla O'Loughlin, the Traverse is proud to deliver its year-round mission of championing creative talent by placing powerful and contemporary theatre at the heart of cultural life - producing and programming urgent and diverse work spanning theatre, dance, performance, music and spoken word. Through the work it presents, the Traverse aims to both entertain and stir conversation - reflecting the times and provoking crucial debate amongst audiences, inspiring them to ask questions, seek answers and challenge the status quo.

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"Gary McNair's solo performance is absolutely superb" - BroadwayWorld

"A life-affirming story that reminds you of the power of hope" - The Curtain Up

"This is storytelling at its best: real, funny, thoughtful." - SeniorPlanet

"Electric and emotionally charged" - OnStage

"Wistful" - Zeal NYC

"An Excellent Storyteller" - FrontMezzJunkies

★★★★ "Beautifully written, rich and earthily funny - a genuine pleasure" - The Guardian

★★★★ "One of the hits of the Edinburgh Fringe" - The Times, London