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A Gambler’s Guide to Dying – The Old Market, Brighton

A Gambler’s Guide to Dying – The Old Market, Brighton Image: The Old Market

Fringe theatre hit, A Gambler’s Guide to Dying, comes to Brighton’s The Old Market for a three-night run from this Thursday. Written and performed by Gary McNair, the play is the heart-warming 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. A simple, heart-warming and comedic intergenerational tale, the play asks questions about what we live for, and what we leave behind.

A Gambler’s Guide to Dying won The Scotsman Fringe First Award in 2015, and comes to Brighton after sell-out seasons at last year’s Edinburgh Festival, as well as Australia and the United States.

“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

A Gambler’s Guide to Dying takes place at The Old Market from Thursday 29th September to Saturday 1st October at 8pm. Tickets are £10 for the opening night and £12.50 thereafter – for more information or to book, click here.


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