‘Gary McNair shines in this beautifully written, deceptively simple, warmly comic piece that accumulates layers of meaning through the act of storytelling itself. Rich and earthily funny – a genuine pleasure’ The Guardian
‘An amusing and affecting monologue… one of the hits of the Edinburgh Fringe’ The Times
‘McNair is a truly impressive performer, charismatic, relaxed and fascinating to watch’ The Scotsman
British Theatre Guide
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 football 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.
Following a total sell-out Traverse Theatre season at the Edinburgh Festival 2015, plus sell-out runs in Australia and the United States and a BBC2 Culture Show feature, McNair’s widely acclaimed, multi award-winning show tours nationwide.
Please note that the recommended age for this performance is 14+
Sound Designer and Composer
Michael John McCarthy