HE WAS NEVER MCNEILL OF GREAT BRITAIN.  HE WAS NOT EVEN MCNEILL OF SCOTLAND. HE REMAINED MCNEILL OF TRANENT – "THE FASTEST MAN IN THE WORLD"

George McNeill was born in Tranent, a small Scottish mining town. He began his career as a part-time professional footballer, signing for Hibernian at sixteen.

Giving up football to concentrate on athletics, he was banned from running as an amateur due to his professional football career, meaning he could never compete in the Commonwealth or Olympic Games. Despite this, he went on to break the professional world record and win a professional world sprint title in 1972. However, with all of these successes, George’s story is still mostly unknown to the wider world...until now.

Told by McNeill himself, this one-man show in collaboration with Wonder Fools, depicts his remarkable true story with hilarious anecdotes, archival film footage and music. He was never McNeill of Great Britain, he was not even McNeill of Scotland, he remained McNeill of Tranent -“The Fastest Man in the World”.

 

PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES

19 May 2015
Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

18 February 2015
Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

12 November 2014
Le Monde, Edinburgh

20 August 2014
Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

30 July 2014
Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow
(Part of Festival 2014)

21-22 July 2014
Old Hairdressers, Glasgow


CREATIVE TEAM

Writers 
Jack Nurse
Robbie Gordon
George McNeill

Directors and Designers
Jack Nurse
Robbie Gordon

Producer
Hector Macpherson Brown

CAST

George McNeill

All images by Jassy Earl Photography