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THE RED HOURGLASS
22 April 13 - 23 April 13

ONLINE BOOKING
All transaction charges are now dropped. You will no longer be charged for booking online or for using a card. The only charge will be for postage (£1.00) - and you can choose to collect your tickets from the Box Office instead!

THE RED HOURGLASS
Written and performed by Alan Bissett. Directed by Sacha Kyle.
Award-winning writer Alan Bissett returns to The Studio
A dazzling, witty and erotic tour-de-force from one of Scotland's most versatile talents.

Finally, Alan Bissett – writer and performer of THE MOIRA MONOLOGUES and THE CHING ROOM returns to Manchester and the Royal Exchange with his massive Edinburgh hit show – THE RED HOURGLASS.

 'A hypnotic hour. Bissett has real presence as a performer; his writing glitters with unusual erudition and deft wit.' The Independent on THE RED HOURGLASS


Spiders. Not everyone’s favourite species. In this show, in an attempt to combat his arachnophobia*, Alan Bissett has created a piece where he plays five of them. 

From the hilarious truth-telling of the Glaswegian house spider (he prefers not to be called ‘common’), the political call-to-arms of the Venezualan tarantula and the erotic murder ballad of the Black Widow, THE RED HOURGLASS is a dark, witty, sexy satire; both a laugh-out-loud natural history lesson and a compelling analogy for the state of things today.

‘Highly entertaining…Bissett’s witty, well-observed writing combines well with his bold, shapechanging performance…A delightfully unusual piece of theatre.’ Sunday Herald


* to date this has failed, and Alan Bissett remains arachnophobic…

Have Your Say

Alan Bissett interview with Whatsonstage.com
Alan Bissett interview with Whatsonstage.com
Show




'I think that powerful writing comes out of the cracks in our personalities: our pain, our fears, our addictions, our anger, our lust.'

'The Happy Mondays, The Smiths, Stone Roses, Oasis, etc. It’s by far my favourite English city for that reason.'



Read the full interview with Alan Bissett on Whatsonstage.com here


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EVENT INFORMATION
 
VENUE
The Studio

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TICKET PRICES
Adults £12 / Concessions £10
 
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