Alan Bissett brings his hit Edinburgh Fringe play on tour. Ban This Filth! explores the work of the feminist Andrea Dworkin in a comic but powerful solo show, looking at misogyny, male-female relations and 'scuddy mags'. Cautiously walking the minefield of exploring feminism from a male point of view, Bissett tells stories from his own life and from Dworkin's, challenging some of the assumptions we make about men and women.
Listen out for laughter, Led Zeppelin, awkward questions and the live, onstage reconditioning of a man who's had it all too easy. Until now..
**** 4 stars (selected as Hot Show) ‘The brilliant Scottish writer Alan Bissett … What’s striking is the grace and discipline … He is eloquent and very funny … Bold in his use of audience participation and physical theatre … Oddly magnificent.’ – Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
***** 5 stars ‘an incredible piece’ - Three Weeks
***** 5 stars ‘incredibly powerful’ - Arts Desk
***** 5 stars ‘a brave and extensive examination’ – Across the Arts
**** 4 stars ‘hugely engaging … funny, thought-inducing’ – The Times
**** 4 stars ‘genuinely fascinating exploration of feminism, pornography, and the ingrained individualism we plant into issues which stretch far beyond just ourselves’ – National Collective
‘An interesting, honest and thought-provoking show’ – Broadwayworld.com