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Alan Bissett

About Alan Bissett

Alan is a Scottish writer for screen, stage and page (the latter represented by AM Heath).

 

He is currently touring Scotland with his series of plays THE MOIRA TRILOGY, which was called by ‘an absolute classic of Scottish working-class comedy’ ★★★★ (Scotsman).  Its middle chapter, MORE MOIRA MONOLOGUES, won a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival in 2017 and was nominated for ‘Best New Play’ at the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland, and the two shows which bookend it, THE MOIRA MONOLOGUES (2009) and MOIRA IN LOCKDOWN (2022), both enjoyed several sold-out Edinburgh Fringe runs and numerous tours of their own.

 

In 2020, Alan presented a Caledonia TV documentary INSIDE THE MIND OF ROBERT BURNS, which was screened on BBC Scotland.

 

In 2016, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Stirling for his outstanding contribution to Scottish culture.

 

For his novels, Alan was named as the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Writer of the Year 2011 and has twice been shortlisted for Scottish Arts Council Fiction of the Year prizes (2009 and 2011).

 

TV

    • Production
    • Company
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    • RIVER CITY
    • BBC

Film

    • Production
    • Company
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    • THE SHUTDOWN
    • Won numerous awards at short film festivals all over the world

Theatre

    • Production
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    • Notes
    • MOIRA TRILOGY TOUR 2024
    • Touring Scotland from 11th May- 25th Aug 2024
    • MOIRA IN LOCKDOWN
    • (MORE) MOIRA MONOLOGUES
    • Won a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival in 2017 and was nominated for ‘Best New Play’ at the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland
    • THE MOIRA MONOLOGUES
    • ONE THINKS OF IT ALL AS A DREAM
    • Commissioned by the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival
    • JOCK: SCOTLAND ON TRIAL
    • Finborough Theatre
    • THE PURE, THE DEAD & THE BRILLIANT
    • Edinbrugh Fringe Festival
    • THE RED HOURGLASS
    • Edinbrugh Fringe Festival
    • Recieved rave reviews for its run at the National Library of Scotland
    • BAN THIS FILTH!
    • Shortlisted for an Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award in 2013
    • TURBO FOLK
    • Best New Play at the 2010 Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland, and BAN THIS FILTH! which was shortlisted for an Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award in 2013.
    • THE CHING ROOM
    • Glasgow’s Oran Mor and Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
    • Since been revived at Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre, the Royal Exchange, Manchester and in Philadelphia