Alan Bissett: The Moira Monologues

6th Mar 2018, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

Tuesday 6th March 8:00pm
Alan Bissett presents The Moira Monologues

WINNER: FRINGE FIRST 2017

For the first time ever in England, Alan Bissett presents a double-bill of his rip-roaring ‘one woman shows’ THE MOIRA MONOLOGUES and its sequel (MORE) MOIRA MONOLOGUES, winner of a prestigious Fringe First award at Edinburgh in 2017. Alan plays Moira Bell, cleaner, single mum, the hardest woman in Falkirk and ‘the most charismatic character to appear on a Scottish stage in a decade’ (The Scotsman). Hear Moira tell her best pal Babs a series of hilarious, tense and true-to-life tales about warring dogs, weed-smoking, dating, Brexit, her cleaning job, keep-fit and karaoke night at the Scotia bar. “Not a word is wasted.” – The Independent

“A near-perfect series of new monologues, both howlingly funny and unnervingly sharp and poetic.”  5***** The Scotsman

“Such a riot my ears popped a couple of times from the row behind me shouting with laughter.” 5***** The National

Alan Bissett is an acclaimed playwright, novelist and performer from Falkirk in Scotland. He was the winner of the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Writer of the Year in 2011 and his novels Death of a Ladies’ Man and Pack Men were both shortlisted for Scottish Arts Council Fiction of the Year Prizes. His plays Turbo Folk and Ban This Filth! were shortlisted for a Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland and Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Awards respectively, and the short film he wrote and narrated, The Shutdown, won numerous prizes at international festivals. In 2016 he was given an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Stirling for his outstanding contribution to Scottish culture.

 

Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions / £5 EHU Students
Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership