Alan Bissett

Playwright, novelist, performer, bletherer.


The Confidant

An adaptation of Gilberto Pinto’s The Confidant, produced in co-production between Oran Mor, the National Theatre of Scotland and the Traverse Theatre and first performed at Oran Mor, Glasgow, in March 2011, starring Jon Morrison and Lori McLean.  Directed by Sacha Kyle.


‘This play packs a huge punch.‘ **** – Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

‘The language is wonderful…Such was the intensity the audience was kept on their toes…Bissett gives real life to the characters’ speeches.’British Theatre Guide

Bissett’s script is compelling and provocative; the journey of the play fits concisely into the brief 50 minute slot without compromising content or delivery. His voice echoes clearly through the lines of the two characters.’ TV Bomb

The Confidant is a powerful piece which peels away its layers of political pride and prejudice to reveal the vulnerability of the human relationships beneath.’ – Edinburgh Spotlight