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Dear Billy

  • Thu 16 May – Sat 18 May 2024
  • His Majesty's Theatre

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  • BSL Interpreted
  • Audio Described
  • Captioned


From the people of Scotland

Written and performed by Gary McNair,
Directed by Joe Douglas.

Produced by National Theatre 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!


Group Discounts Available:

GROUPS 8 PLUS: £5 off per ticket
GROUPS 20 PLUS: £6 off per ticket
GROUPS 30 PLUS: £7 off per ticket

THEATRE FOR A FIVER: £5 ticket for 14-26 years and those on Universal Credit. Further information is available here.

Important information

BSL performance – Friday 17 May, 7.30pm

Audio described and captioned performance – Saturday 18th May, 2.30pm




Moving, fascinating and often hilarious’
 The Scotsman

‘Populist, funny and poignant’
Scottish Daily Mail

‘A gloriously masterful 90 minutes of theatre’
The Telegraph

All Edinburgh Theatre

‘Vivid, funny and poignant’
The Guardian


Friends Discounts

£5 off opening night, £3 off other performances

The Terrace

Book your table at The Terrace


His Majesty’s Theatre’s bar and café, The Terrace is open and we are ready to welcome you in!

Bookings are open for everyone, whether you are attending a show at the theatre or not. You can complement and enhance your theatre experience with light lunches before a matinee or meals with an evening show. Or pop in for a coffee, or a drink and enjoy the view.

BSL Brochure Spring 2024

Dear Billy