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McGonagall’s Chronicles

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McGonagall’s Chronicles

Celtic Connections

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Dates and times

Tuesday 22 January 2019
8:00PM - 10:00PM

McGonagall’s Chronicles is the latest show from multi-award winning writer and performer Gary McNair (After the Cuts, Letters to Morrissey, A Gamblers Guide to Dying) who narrates this tragic comedy.

A biography of the late Dundonian poet, Sir William Topaz McGonagall, the play charts the poet’s life story, trying to understand how he could be so bad at what he did. It addresses the dilemma that surrounds his legend – is it okay for us to laugh at someone’s obvious and relentless failings?

The tale is brought to life by music from Frightened Rabbit’s Simon Liddell, and is directed by multi-award winning director Joe Douglas.

McGonagall’s Chronicles was originally presented as part of A Play, A Pie and a Pint at Oran Mor in association with the Traverse.


Tron Theatre

Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HB