Ban This Filth! London premier

31 Oct

Ban This Filth! heads to Camden for its London premier on:

November 5th (Tues) @ Camden People’s Theatre. Part of Calm Down, Dear: a festival of feminism. Double bill tickets are available for Ban This Filth! & Pretty Ugly at £15 / 12. Please note, these tickets are only available on the door.

Ban This Filth!

“Andrea Dworkin: radical feminist.  Alan Bissett: man.  One stage.  Bissett plays ‘himself’, telling stories from his own life, with a penis, and Dworkin, one of the most controversial women in history, who has a few things to say to him. Expect laughter, Led Zeppelin, and a live ‘reconditioning’ of a man who’s had it all too easy. Until now.”

Shortlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.

**** 4 stars (selected as Hot Show) ‘The brilliant Scottish writer Alan Bissett … What’s striking is the grace and discipline … He is eloquent and very funny … Bold in his use of audience participation and physical theatre … Oddly magnificent.’ – Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

***** 5 stars ‘an incredible piece’ - Three Weeks

**** 4 stars ‘genuinely fascinating exploration of feminism, pornography, and the ingrained individualism we plant into issues which stretch far beyond just ourselves’ – National Collective

Ban This Filth! in Dundee

7 Oct

For those of you who didn’t catch it at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Ban This Filth! is coming to Dundee on:

October 26th (Sat) @ Bonar Hall, University of Dundee. As part of the Dundee Literary Festival. Tickets are £3 and available here.

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Ban This Filth! Dates

4 Sep

If you missed Ban This Filth! at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe you can catch it again on:

September 20th (Fri) @ The Scottish Storytelling Centre. Fundraiser for the Edinburgh Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre. Tickets are £12 and available here.
October 5th (Sat) @ McNeillie Tent, Wigtown Book Festival. Tickets are £7 and available here.
October 26th (Sat) @ Bonar Hall, University of Dundee. Part of the Dundee Literary Festival. Tickets are £3 and available here.

I’ll also be performing Stand Up Literature on September 16th (Mon) @ The Moray Book Festival. Tickets are £3 and available here.

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Ban This Filth! Reviews

6 Aug

Some great reviews for my Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, Ban This Filth!

**** 4 stars (selected as Hot Show) ‘The brilliant Scottish writer Alan Bissett … What’s striking is the grace and discipline … He is eloquent and very funny … Bold in his use of audience participation and physical theatre … Oddly magnificent.’ – Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

***** 5 stars ‘an incredible piece’ - Three Weeks

***** 5 stars ‘incredibly powerful’ - Arts Desk

***** 5 stars ‘a brave and extensive examination’ – Across the Arts

**** 4 stars ‘hugely engaging … funny, thought-inducing’ – The Times

**** 4 stars ‘genuinely fascinating exploration of feminism, pornography, and the ingrained individualism we plant into issues which stretch far beyond just ourselves’ – National Collective

‘An interesting, honest and thought-provoking show’ – Broadwayworld.com

Ban This Filth! runs until the 11th of August and tickets are available here.

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Ban This Filth!

2 Jul

My new solo show Ban This Filth! comes to The Scottish Storytelling Centre from the 1st to the 11th of August, as part of The Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Directed by Sacha Kyle (The Moira Monologues & The Red Hourglass), tickets are available here.

“Andrea Dworkin: radical feminist.  Alan Bissett: man.  One stage.  Bissett plays ‘himself’, telling stories from his own life, with a penis, and Dworkin, one of the most controversial women in history, who has a few things to say to him. Expect laughter, Led Zeppelin, and a live ‘reconditioning’ of a man who’s had it all too easy. Until now.”

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***** 5 stars ‘Sophisticated, completely captivating theatre.’ – Three Weeks on The Red Hourglass.

***** 5 stars ‘Bissett’s a joy to watch as a solo actor. His language is crisply economic, and punctuated by whip-smart humour.’  Fest on The Red Hourglass.

***** 5 stars ‘Hilarious, with a political edge.’  The Skinny on The Red Hourglass.

***** 5 stars ‘One of the hidden gems of this year’s Fringe.’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine on The Red Hourglass.

**** 4 stars ‘Brilliant stuff … so funny that some of the audience were shouting with laughter.’ – The Scotsman on The Moira Monologues.

**** 4 stars ‘Bissett has real presence as a performer; his writing glitters with unusual erudition and deft wit.’ – Independent on The Red Hourglass.

June Dates

31 May

Get your summer started with me on:

June 1st (Sat) @ A’ the Airts, Sanquhar. Part of the Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival. Tickets are £7 and available here.
June 4th (Tues) @ The Arches, Glasgow. Scratch Arches, including Eilidh Daniels, Melanie Jordan, Melanie Forbes Broome and Juliette Burton. Tickets are £3.50, include a free glass of wine or soft drink, and are available here.
June 15th (Sat) @ Harbour Arts, Irvine. Tickets are £3 each, two for £5 or four for £8, and are available here.
June 17th (Mon) @ The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow. Compère for the Refugee Week Scotland Opening Concert. Tickets are £13/£16 and available here.

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Last Ever Red Hourglass Performances

29 May

Last chance to see my show The Red Hourglass performed.

May 31st (Fri) @ Dundrennan Village Hall. Part of the Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival. Tickets are £7 and available here.
June 1st (Sat) @ A’ the Airts, Sanquhar. Part of the Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival. Tickets are £7 and available here.

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