A Gambler’s Guide to Dying

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. An intergenerational tale of what we live for and what we leave behind.

GARY McNAIRS’s multi award-winning solo show opens off-Broadway in New York – following highly acclaimed, sell-out runs at Spoleto Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Adelaide Festival and London’s off-West End.

2015 The Scotsman Fringe First Award winner.

Writer & Performer – Gary McNair. Director – Gareth Nicholls. Lighting Designer – Simon Hayes. Sound Designer & Composer – MJ McCarthy. Sound Associate – Gareth Griffiths. Stage Manager – Fiona Johnston. Produced by Show And Tell in association with the Traverse Theatre. Supported by the 2015 Made In Scotland showcase.

59E59 Theaters, New York

Reviews

‘Odds are, audiences who secure a ticket will feel as though they’ve hit the jackpot… Gary McNair shines in this beautifully written show’
★★★★
The Guardian

‘McNair is a nimble storyteller who makes his details vivid’
★★★★
The Times

‘McNair is a truly impressive performer, charismatic, relaxed and fascinating to watch’
★★★★
The Scotsman

‘A big-hearted solo piece’
★★★★
The Herald

‘Funny, observant, poignant’
★★★★
Financial Times

‘A moving performance with real heart’
★★★★
British Theatre Guide

‘An elegant gem of a production’
★★★★
The List

‘Like all the best storytellers, McNair packs a lot into this deceptively simple tale’
★★★★
Fest Mag

‘This is a treat you ought not to miss’
★★★★
Edinburgh Guide

‘A terrific production that is frequently both moving and funny’
★★★★
Across The Arts

‘A touching examination of how our heroes make us’
★★★★
The Skinny

Venues / Tickets

APR 4 – 7.30; 59E59, New York – Book Tickets
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