Moira in Lockdown

Running time 
1 hour
Ticket prices 
£10 Full Price
*subject to booking fees (except at theatre box office)
Feb 2024 3 Sat 9:00pm (doors: 8:45pm)
MULTIBUY OFFER: See all 3 performances for a discounted price of £25. Please call our box office to book your discounted tickets on 01387 254209.

The Moira Trilogy (3/3)

In this third and final installment of what is now The Moira Trilogy, Falkirk’s hardest woman, Moira Bell, faces her toughest challenge yet: surviving a pandemic with only vodka, fags and her BFF Babs on Zoom. Take that, Bear Grylls!

Journey through the highs and lows of lockdown with myself, writer-performer Alan Bissett, returning as Moira, as she lusts after Joe Wickes, rages at Cummings and grows her own weed (might as well, seeing as the f**kin world’s ending, eh Babs?). She’s "the most charismatic character to appear on a Scottish stage in a decade" (The Scotsman) but this time she canny even leave the hoose!

The List Hot 100 Placing: 42

"Moira's back-to-the-wall willingness to take on all-comers is the constant powerhouse of Alan Bissett's humour"
Broadway Baby
"Bissett's skill as a writer-performer with Moira has always been to take a potentially one-note character and add new dimensions to her, without ever intruding upon his viscious one-liners. For his 2022 show, he excels at making Moira's lived experience universal while keeping her edge"
The List
"Heart-stoppingly funny, and heart-warming, Alan Bissett has created nothing less than an hour of storytelling perfection"
The Quintessential Review
"Hugely entertaining and strangely moving"
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
"Keenly felt, dryly observed and hysterically funny"
British Theatre Guide

The Moira Trilogy

The Moira Trilogy is made up of three plays which have independently had a successful runs and garnered positive responses and connections with audiences. The Moira Monologues have been performed across the country in the Traverse Theatre, the Citizens Theatre, Manchester’s Royal Exchange, Oran Mor, The Lemon Tree and Eden Court as well as at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

But for the first time, Bissett is performing the shows as a trilogy all in one evening. Together they not only form a hilarious, rip-roaring three-hour 'one woman show' but also provide a social history of the Scottish working-class from 2009-2022; all to the backdrop of the finanicial crash, the independence referendum, Brexit, Trump, and Covid-19 as experienced by Falkirk's Hardest Woman.

Each play is one hour long and will feature an interval afterwards. Each play can be booked separately.

The Moira Monologues (1/3) 6:30pm performance

More Moira Monologues (2/3) 7:45pm performance