Alan Bissett

"A stunning piece of theatre" – TIME magazine on The Pure, the Dead & the Brilliant

November & December Dates

Things get busy for me this winter, so come along and let’s get out of the cold:

November 25th (Wed) @ Central Library, Stirling. Claire Squires chairs a panel of myself, Shari Lowe, Lisa Ballantyne and Billy Letford, discussing “What books and my library means to me”. Part of Book Week Scotland, this event is free but ticketed, with a 7pm start, and you can find out more here.

November 26th (Thurs) @ Currie Library, Edinburgh. Join me for some warmth, tips on how to write, and good old fashioned banter. Part of Book Week Scotland, this event is free but ticketed, with a 3:30pm start, and you can find out more here.

Also November 26th (Thurs) @ Falkirk Library, Falkirk. I will be joining Helen Mackinven for an evening of book and bairn chat. Tickets are £5.50, with a 7pm start, and you can find out more here.

December 3rd (Thurs) @ Behind The Wall, Falkirk. Join me, Adam Stafford, The Grind, Helen MacKinven and more for the launch of [Untitled] 6. Tickets are £7 in advance or £10 on the door, with a 7pm start, and you can find out more here.


Funny in Falkirk

Hot off the heels of my What the F**kirk? tour from earlier this year, I will be exclusively performing my ‘one-woman show’ The Moira Monologues for the first time in five years.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Moira Bell – cleaner, single mother and the hardest woman in Falkirk – at 7pm, Behind The Wall, Falkirk, on October 16th.

‘Moira’s the most charismatic character on a Scottish stage in a decade. She’s also so funny that some in the audience were literally shouting with laughter.” 4 stars (Scotsman)

Tickets are £10/£8 and available here.

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Anywhere But The Cities

Dewar’s, Neu! Reekie! & FOUND are teaming up to take to the road with some of their finest guests.

Swapping stories for whisky and visiting faces and places, the whole affair will be captured for broadcast and beyond, and I’ll be making an appearance on the following dates:

Wednesday 15th July – Ullapool – The Ceilidh Place:
With Bill Ryder-Jones & Company, Found, Miss Irenie Rose, Michael Pedersen, Kevin Williamson

Friday 17th July – Oban – Oban Chocolate Company:
With Bill Ryder-Jones & Company, Found, Michael Pedersen, Kevin Williamson

Sunday 19th July – Skye – The Skye Festival at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig:
With Carla Easton (TeenCanteen), Bill Ryder-Jones & Company, Found, Michael Pedersen, Kevin Williamson

Thursday 23rd July – Helensburgh – Tower Arts:
With Withered Hand, Hollie McNish, Ross Sinclair, Found, Michael Pedersen, Kevin Williamson


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What The F**kirk?

I will be performing my new play, What The F**kirk?, this summer. It’s a light-hearted look at the story of the Falkirk area, and coincides with the release of ‘Alight Here: An Anthology of Falkirk Writing’; 20 pieces of new writing and poetry by authors living and working in Falkirk, including Janet Paisely and Aidan Moffat.

Tickets for What The F**kirk? are now available from The Steeple Box Office on 01324 506850, or online here.

WhatTheFkirkA5emailversion(1) WhatTheFkirkA5emailversion(2)You can find out more in my chat with the Falkirk Herald.


Off the Page

I’ll be taking to the stage on Tuesday May 12th as part of Off the Page, Stirling’s Book Festival.

It’s a 7:30pm start at St Ninian’s Library, and tickets are £5/£3. You can get them from the library in person or call 01786 472069 .

For more info, have a look at the Off the Page website.

Greatest Theatrical Hits

April 18th sees me transforming from seductive murderess Black Widow to foul-mouthed chain-smoking Falkirk lass to a range of Scottish fairytale creatures for my Greatest Theatrical Hits show.

To celebrate the release of my Collected Plays anthology, I’ll be performing some highlights from my back catalogue at the Mitchell Library for Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival. The show starts at 3pm and you can buy tickets here.


Bissett is a terrific performer, capable of terrifying, high-speed transitions…[has] wit, sharp political intelligence, and an ability to entertain his growing army of fans.’ – Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

‘Bissett’s a joy to watch.’ – Fest Magazine

April Dates

Hello! April is just around the corner, and here’s where you can find me:

17th April (Fri) @ Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow. I’ll be joining Elaine C Smith, Kid Canaveral (acoustic), Vladimir McTavish, Suspire, Lady Alba, Robin McAlpine, and many more for Common Weal North Glasgow’s CommonFest. Tickets are £5/£2 and are available here. 7pm start.

Also 17th April (Fri) @ The Mitchell Library, Glasgow. After the CommonFest I’ll be hot-footing it over to Aye Write! to take part in There’s Only One Aye Write! with Denise Mina, Louise Welsh, Christopher Brookmyre, Glasgow’s Poet Laureate Jim Carruth, and singer-songwriter Carol Laula. Tickets are £9 + booking, and are available here. 9pm start.

April 18th (Sat) @ The Mitchell Library, Glasgow. Join me for my Greatest Theatrical Hits show, featuring highlights from my new volume of Collected Plays. Tickets are £9 + booking, and are available here. 3pm start.

April 20th (Mon) @ The Mitchell Library, Glasgow. I will be giving my views on Scottish football as part of The State of the Scottish Football Nation with Ron Ferguson, Aidan Smith, and Stuart Donald. Tickets are £9 + booking, and are available here. 6pm start.

And a special mention goes to my wonderful partner Kirstin Innes’ book launch on April 2nd (Thurs). Fishnet is about sex work, sisterhood and everyday economics, and it’s officially being released by Freight Books on April 6th.