McGonagall’s Chronicles

It's back by popular demand! McGonagall’s Chronicles, performed by Gary McNair, returns to Traverse Theatre in December.

McGonagall’s Chronicles

About McGonagall’s Chronicles

Gary McNair and Traverse Theatre

I’m in love with a man from Dundee
Though he lived 100 years or so before me
He was a poet
He was aware of this

His name was Sir William Topaz McGonagall
And his life, for you, I will now chronicle
This of the Scottish poet who some say was the world’s worst
Is fittingly written in almost rhyming verse

When it played here in April the audience did cheer and did roar
They were desperate for us to perform some more
At the end of each show on their feet they did stand
So it’s back by very popular demand

@TheGaryMcNair

Dates & times
WED 5 – SAT 8 DEC, 2PM
FRI 7 – SAT 8 DEC, 7.30PM
TUE 11 – WED 12 DEC, 2PM
FRI 14 – SAT 15 DEC, 2PM

See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.

Venue: T1

Age recommendation: 14+

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for McGonagall’s Chronicles are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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