Alan Muir


Alan can be contacted through Playwrights' Studio



Alan Muir

Alan Muir's debut play - The Greatest -  premiered at  the Oran  Mor's  A Play, A Pie and A Pint in March 2018, telling the tale of a  gallus Scottish pensioner who  (allegedly) once knocked out Muhammad Ali. 

It proved a hit with audiences and critics (***** - The Herald, **** - The Scotsman) and returned for a second week's run at the Oran Mor due to "phenomenal demand" in July 2018. 

Alan's second play - Losing the Rag -  opened the Autumn  2018  season of A Play, A Pie and A Pint. 

Since then he has worked on a variety of projects, including a new play - Water of Life - an excerpt from which  was performed in 2019 for an audience including Fiona Hyslop MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture) and the Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh. 

Two of Alan's plays were filmed by Short Attention Span Theatre during lockdown and premiered online in 2020 - Scabby King and Acquiesce. Visit to see them. 

Alan has a particular interest in  works which explore  everyday  magic, mental health, human connection and the  incredible  power of stories.  He's also passionately committed to culture for all - regardless of background. 

Away from the computer screen, he is married, with two  sons and a West Highland Terrier who inexplicably barks at people wearing hats.

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