Alan has a unique ability as a performer to switch from the dramatic to the comedic, and uses his flair for expressive writing to combine acting, dancing and stand up comedy in his works.
“Alan Greig has been surprising and entertaining in equal measures over the last decade” The Metro
Most recently (2020), Alan performed ‘Within reach’, a one man solo that showcased his writing and choreographic skills. This was commissioned by Dance Base and filmed by Kelman Greig Kicks. The film was a development of Alan’s acclaimed one man Edinburgh Fringe Festival show ‘Self Portraits’
He has also performed with Commonground Sign Dance Theatre (London), Janice Parker Productions, Theatre du Pif (Hong Kong) David Hughes Dance, Off Kilter, and SmallPetiteKlein. Alan has performed professionally since 1986, most notably for X Factor Dance Company (1990-2009).
“Greig has always managed to come up with pieces of dance that are at once unique, disturbing, thought provoking and most importantly entertaining” Edinburgh’s Evening News.
‘Into the light’, a previous solo show was performed at the Shanghai Dance festival and supported by the British Council/Scottish Executive to perform at the Shanghai World Expo fair (UK Pavilion). In the post Covid world Alan hopes to develop his one man show to tour to black box theatre venues and at site specific locations.
“Greig’s works are meaningful, evocative and accessible.” The Guardian.
Alan performs dance and also writes his own monologues and characters such as ‘Betty the medium’, a hilarious stand-up comedy character originally appearing in his dance show, ‘Unspoken’ She is a drag parody and send up of psychic mediums and spiritualists. Her short, double entendre monologues and audience interaction gags make for a stand-alone performance, a cabaret themed evening or the host of a show.
“Levity comes in Greig’s very funny drag turn as a dear, tartan clad spiritualist. Rather than jar the prevailing sober mood, it’s a welcome demonstration that Greig doesn’t take himself too seriously” Dance Europe.
“She trots onstage in a tartan blazer and neat skirt. With her silver coiffure and big glasses, Betty the medium is almost a Scottish version of Dame Edna…full marks to Betty” Yorkshire Post