McGonagall's Chronicles by Gary McNair

A biography of the late Dundonian poet Sir William Topaz McGonagall, written in 'almost rhyming verse' - the only way to honour the man who has come to be known as the world's worst poet.

Performed by Gary McNair, the play charts the poet's life story and gets to the heart of the dilemma that surrounds his legend - is it okay to laugh at someone's obvious and relentless failings?

A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with five new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.

Dates & times
Tue 3 - Sat 7 Apr, 1pm; Fri 6 Apr, 7pm


Ticket includes:

  • A play, a pie and a pint of beer/125ml glass of house wine or a regular glass of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, lemonade, orange juice, filter coffee or tea
  • A vibrant mix of themes, characters and stories
  • Lunchtime and evening performances
  • Easily digestible 50-min play packages

Written & Performed by Gary McNair | Produced by A Play, A Pie and A Pint & Òran Mór | Presented by the Traverse Theatre

More Information:

Booking information

Date and Location:

Traverse Theatre

Start Date: Tuesday, 3 April, 2018

End Date: Saturday, 7 April, 2018

Address: 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2ED

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