Alan Bissett

Playwright, novelist, performer, bletherer.


Moira summer tour dates / new play in Inverurie / The Red Hourglass returns to the Edinburgh Fringe

The Moira Monologues is making its way around the far-flung places of Scotland this summer (well, they probably don’t feel that far-flung if you live there), so come and check me out as Falkirk’s hardest woman at the following venues.

12th June (Wed) – Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern – 8.pm (doors open 7pm)*

13th June (Thurs) – Corran Halls Studio Theatre, Oban, 7.30pm**

14th June (Fri)  – Ballachulish Village Hall, Ballachulish, 01855 811866, 8pm*

15th June (Sat) – Aros Community Theatre, Portree, Skye, 01478 613750, 7.30pm*

 30th June (Sun) – Wyness Hall, Inverurie 7.30pm (doors open 7pm) **

13th July (Sat) – Island Hall, Easdale 7.30pm**

18th July (Thurs) – Arts Centre, Lyth 8pm*

*The Moira Monologues only       **The Moira Monologues and More Moira Monologues

BUT ALSO! I have a brand new musical play entitled Mr Francis and the Village of Secrets, commissioned for The Garidge Theatre in Inverurie, which debuts this June, based on the life of Gothic novelist, Francis Lathom. You can see it on the following dates:

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‘Mr Francis and the Village of Secrets’ principal cast

27th – 29th June (Thurs-Sat) – Wyness Hall, Inverurie, Garioch Theatre Festival, 7.30pm

31st July – 1st Aug (Wed-Thurs) – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, 7.30pm.

BUT ALSO! My 2012 smash-hit one man show, The Red Hourglass, in which I play several different species of spider is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe. You can catch a preview performance at The Glad Cafe, Glasgow, on July 26th, but otherwise it’s at the Scottish Storytelling Centre from 1st-14th August.

For tickets, click the scary-ass black widow below…

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Moira Monologues summer tour dates!

Hi everyone, in case you fancy catching the bold Moira as she struts her stuff up and down Scotland this summer, get yourselves along to one of these…

18th May (Sat) – Annan Athletic Football Club, Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, 7.30pm**

26th May (Sun)Dunmuir Hotel, Coastword Festival, Dunbar, East Lothian, 6pm*

12th June (Wed) – Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern – 8.pm (doors open 7pm)*

13th June (Thurs) – Corran Halls Studio Theatre, Oban, 7.30pm**

14th June (Fri)  – Ballachulish Village Hall, Ballachulish, 01855 811866, 8pm*

15th June (Sat) Aros Community Theatre, Portree, Skye, 01478 613750, 7.30pm*

 30th June (Sun) – Wyness Hall, Inverurie 7.30pm (doors open 7pm) **

July dates to be confirmed soon!

*The Moira Monologues only       **The Moira Monologues and More Moira Monologues

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Moira Monologues tour dates 2019

Hi folks!

After my ‘one-woman show’ The Moira Monologues and its sequel More Moira Monologues battered their way through Scotland in 2018, I thought – like Thelma and Louise – “let’s keep going!”  I’m in the process of setting up some dates all over the country, but the ones that are confirmed so far aaaaaaare….

Wed 27th FebUniversity of Highlands and Islands, Inverness 6.30pm.*

Thurs 14th MarMcKillop Centre, Lochwinnoch Arts Festival 7pm*

Sat 18th MayAnnan Athletic Football Club, Annan, Dumfries and Galloway 7.30pm**

*Moira Monologues only  **double-bill

A.x

 

 


Moira Monologues – Autumn tour dates

Having crossed Scotland this year in my high-heeled boots, as ‘Falkirk’s hardest woman’ Moira Bell, I’ll be taking my shows The Moira Monologues and More Moira Monologues ever-further afield this Autumn.  Here are the tour dates, folks!

Thurs  27th Sept (1pm) Moira Monologues & (7pm) Moira Monologues + More Moira Monologues. Findhorn Bay Arts Festival, Moray.

Sun 7th Oct (8pm) Moira Monologues, Behind the Wall, Falkirk.

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Thurs 8th Nov (8pm) More Moira Monologues, Drouthy Cobbler, Elgin, Moray.

Fri 9th Nov (7.30pm) Moira Monologues, Deveronside Social Club, Banff, Aberdeenshire  *charity performance for CLAPA – Cleft Lip and Palate Assoc*

Wed 14th Nov (8pm) Moira Monologues + More Moira Monologues, Eden Court, Inverness.

Thurs 15th Nov (7.30pm) More Moira Monologues, Howden Park, Livingston.

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Moira Monologues – Summer tour dates

Having already bagged a Fringe First, I’m touring both my ‘one woman shows’ The Moira Monologues and (More) Moira Monologues up in the North of Scotland over the summer, building up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August…

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Fri 6th July (7:30pm) – Garioch Theatre Festival, Inverurie**

Tues 10th July (7.30pm) Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist*

Wed 11th July (7.30pm) The Stables at Armadale Castle, Skye*

Sat 14th July (8pm) An Lanntair, Stornoway, Lewis**

1st-11th August (6.30pm and 8pm) Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Fringe**

*The Moira Monologues only         **Double-bill

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Moira double-bill NEW Summer dates!

Hiya folks!

The Moira Monologues double-bill tour has been winding its way through Scotland (and a wee bit of England) for the last two months – to raucous audiences – and new dates all over the place are being arranged right up to the Edinburgh Fringe in August. I’ll be announcing the July dates further down the line, but in the meantime here’s everything up to and including June.

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Alan Bissett as Moira Bell. She disnae gie a f**k.

Sat 19th May (7.30pm) Burgh Hall, Dunoon

Thurs 31st May (7.30pm)Catstrand, New Galloway, Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival*

Fri 1st June (7.30pm)Thomas Tosh, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival*

Tues 12th June (7:30pm)Kennedy Hall, Dunure (Ayr)**

Thurs 14th June (7:30pm)Community Centre, Ballantrae**

Fri 15th June (7:30pm) Village Hall, Fairlie**

Sat 16th June (7:30pm)The Quay Zone, Girvan**

Sun 17th  June (7:30pm)Village Community Centre, Barr (Girvan)**

Thurs 21st June (7:30pm)Community Centre, Dalmellington (Ayr)**

*More Moira Monologues only             **The Moira Monologues only

See yese there!

A.x

 

 


MOIRA double-bill tour 2018 – Spring dates

Hiya pals! I’ll be touring my soooo acclaimed ‘one-woman shows’ The Moira Monologues and its award-winning sequel (More) Moira Monologues as a double-bill throughout 2018, but I thought I’d get some of the initial Spring dates up for you in case you’re thinking of treating the loved one/bam in your life to some tickets for Christmas.

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Moi as ‘Moira’

Unless otherwise specified, both shows will be on in the same evening.

9th Feb (Fri) – Whitehills Public Hall, Portsoy – (01261) 843006
10th Feb (Sat) – Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill – (01569) 731320
15th Feb (Thurs)  – Macrobert Centre, Stirling. (More) Moira only, plus Q&A.
6th March (Tues) – Edge Hill Arts Centre, Ormskirk.
9th March (Fri) –Town Hall, Falkirk.
11th March (Sun) – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow.
17th March (Sat) – Burgh Hall, Cove
6th April (Fri) – Howden Park, Livingstone. Moira Monologues only.
8th April (Sun) – Arts Centre, Paisley
More dates and venues to be added for Summer and Autumn, so watch this space!