The Moira Monologues

Running time 
1 hour
Ticket prices 
£10 Full Price
*subject to booking fees (except at theatre box office)
Feb 2024 3 Sat 6:30pm (doors: 5:30pm)
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 (1/3)

Meet Moira Bell: a 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 stories and characters Alan encountered growing up in the Hallglen area of Falkirk, where The Moira Monologues first premiered, Moira, her long-suffering pal Babs, her neighbour (Bawface), her laddies (they’re gid laddies, but they canny take their hash) and her wee dug Pepe, have left audiences all over the country weak with laughter.

The Moira Monologues was first performed at the Mitchell Library Theatre as part of the Aye Write! Festival in March 2009 before transferring to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

"This is brilliant stuff, an exhilaratingly fresh take on the whole business of class and culture in Scotland. It's also so funny that some in the audience were literally shouting with laughter"
Joyce McMillan, 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. His Moira lurches from a foul-mouthed Rottweiler who could give Malcom Tucker a run for his money to maudlin softie in the time it takes to smoke a cigarette"
The Independent
"A funny, feisty, fiery 60 minutes that's utterly convincing"
TV Bomb

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.

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

Moira in Lockdown (3/3) 9:00pm performance