I first wrote and performed my ‘one-woman show’ The Moira Monologues in 2009, my comedy about Falkirk’s hardest woman – directed by Sacha Kyle – and since then, against all our expectations, it proved to be my most popular show, and Moira my most enduring character. She’s strutted her stuff onstages across the length and breadth of Scotland and beyond. Last year I brought her back to the Edinburgh Fringe for a sell-out run, which brought back to me how much I love the character and how well audiences respond to her.
But the show is eight years old, and the world’s become a very different place since then. Where is Moira in her life? I wondered. What’s she doing? Who is she doing? And just what does she make of the post-indyref, post-Brexit, post-Trump situation?
Well, now I know. Ohhhhhhh, she’s nailed it.
(MORE) MOIRA MONOLOGUES debuts at the Edinburgh Fringe from 2nd-28th August
And no: you don’t have to have seen the original. I’ve written it in such a way that Moira will still make sense to you if even if you’ve met her before. But there are lost of lovely Easter Eggs for you if you have.
Written and performed by Alan Bissett, directed by Sacha Kyle
7pm (1hr), Scottish Storytelling Centre, High Street, Edinburgh.
See ya there! x