Alan Bissett presents
Tue 13 - Wed 14 Nov 2012 | 7.30pm | 1 hour | £9/£7
Glenfiddich Scottish Writer of the Year and ‘rising star’ (Scotsman) Alan Bissett performs his first new work since his smash hit Moira Monologues following its premiere at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
With Bissett playing all five parts – three male, two female, none of them human, all locked up together in a mysterious facility – this is a dazzling, witty and erotic tour de force with a politically allegorical backbone from one of Scotland’s most versatile talents.
Written and performed by Alan Bissett, and directed and produced by Moira Monologues collaborator and previous Arches Platform 18 winner Sacha Kyle.
“Excellently written and performed, this is definitely a work that holds you in its web.” ***** Broadway Baby
“a joy to watch as a solo actor” ***** Fest
“an equally hilarious series of monologues” ***** The Skinny
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
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