Alan Bissett

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



This script-in-hand reading of Alan Bissett’s play posed the question: is Scotland the colonised or the coloniser?

A police interview room.  A table.  Two coffees.  Jock has been huckled for a crime he says he didn’t commit: theft from other countries.  He has been spotted a the scene but was he manipulated by his bosses?  Was he there out of need?  Or is Jock, as he claims, the victim of imperialism himself?

“Billed as a scripted reading but was done with such professionalism it could easily have been a full production ready to roll out at a moment’s notice.” – Tariq Kataria

This was first performed at the Tron in May 2014 by Alan Bissett and Andy Arnold then moved to the Finborough Theatre, London, in Sept 2014. Directed by Cheryl Martin.