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Alan Bissett – The Moira Monologues


Meet Moira Bell, cleaner, single mother, and the hardest woman in Falkirk. Whether defending her wee dog Pepe from the local rottweiler, attempting to seduce a teacher, or belting out Diana Ross for the Scotia karaoke night, Moira is hilarious, hypnotic, frightening and heart-warming company.

Based on the women in Alan’s family, from when he was growing up in Falkirk, Moira, her long-suffering pal Babs, her neighbour (Bawface), her laddies (they’re gid laddies, but they canny take their weed) and her wee dug Pepe, have left audiences all over the country weak with laughter.

 “This is brilliant stuff, an exhilaratingly fresh take on the whole business of class and culture in Scotland.” – **** The Scotsman

“Moira Bell is a legend. A hilarious, but subtly smart work that takes society slowly apart” –– **** The Skinny

Bissett writes with eagle-eyed vim and not a word is wasted.” – **** The Independent

Written and performed by Alan Bissett

Directed by Sacha Kyle