Alan Bissett

Playwright, novelist, performer, bletherer.

Moira in Lockdown: tickets onsale now!

She’s back, folks. After the success of the first two episodes of my ‘one-woman show’, The Moira Monologues (2009) its sequel, More Moira Monologues (2017), Falkirk’s hardest woman returns in a brand-new play coming to the Edinburgh Fringe: Moira in Lockdown!

The show runs from 3rd-23rd August (except 11th, 15th, 17th, 19th, 22nd) at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile at 6.30pm (1hr). You can book tickets here.

In this new installment, Moira faces her toughest challenge yet: surviving a pandemic with only vodka, fags and her BFF Babs on Zoom. Take that, Bear Grylls!

Journey through the highs and lows of lockdown with myself, writer-performer Alan Bissett, returning as Moira as she lusts after Joe Wickes, rages at Cummings and grows her own weed (might as well, seeing as the f**kin world’s ending, eh Babs?). She’s ‘the most charismatic character to appear on a Scottish stage in a decade’ ★★★★★ (The Scotsman) and this time she canny even leave the hoose! Directed by Sacha Kyle.

If you want to get up to speed on the Moira story so far, there are a few ways to do so:

The scripts for The Moira Monologues and More Moira Monologues are available to buy in one volume here.

You can watch me performing The Moira Monologues live at Falkirk Town Hall in 2010 here.

You can see both Moira Monologues shows in person in the Hopeville Social Club in Inverurie on Sat July 2nd and in The Three Churches pub in Lochwinnoch on Fri July 22nd (07540420798 to reserve tickets)

“Yaaaaas, Babs! Let’s see how pished we can get afore lunchtime!”


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