ALAN BISSETT performs his latest one-man show, The Red Hourglass, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
Saturday 27 October 2012 at 8.00pm
Out of the Blue Drill Hall
30-38 Dalmeny Street
Admission Free! Donations Welcome!
‘Highly entertaining... Bissett's witty, well-observed writing combines well with his bold, shape-changing performance... A delightfully unusual piece of theatre.' Mark Brown, The Herald
'Bissett is a terrific performer, capable of terrifying, high-speed transitions... [has] wit, sharp political intelligence, and an ability to entertain his growing army of fans.' Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
‘Who knew it could be so enjoyable to spend an evening trapped in a room with a gang of man-sized spiders? A real Fringe gem.' Alice Jones, The Independent
'Long awaited, after the smash-hit success of The Moira Monologues, Alan Bissett's new drama, is an equally hilarious series of monologues all played by Bissett himself, but this time with a political edge.' The Skinny
ALAN BISSETT was born and raised in Falkirk and now lives in Glasgow. He is the author of the novels Boyracers (Polygon, 2001), The Incredible Adam Spark (Headline, 2005), Death of a Ladies’ Man (Hachette, July 2009) and forthcoming Pack Men, the sequel to Boyracers (Hachette, Sept 2011). Alan also edited a collection of Scottish Gothic fiction called Damage Land (Polygon, 2001).
Alan studied at Stirling University, gaining a first-class degree in English Literature and Education, before going on to teach English. He returned to Stirling to study for a Masters Degree in English Literature, subsequently lecturing on Creative Writing at the Universities of Leeds and Glasgow before becoming a fulltime writer, novelist, playwright and performer. His debut novel, Boyracers, and his own ‘one woman show’ The Moira Monologues are currently being adapted for film.