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Strange Face – Adventures With A Lost Nick Drake Recording (Michael Burdett/Glynis Henderson Productions)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2016

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Composer Michael Burdett takes to the stage to talk about an unreleased Nick Drake recording that he found in a skip. Having had the recording for 30 years without ever listening to it, when Burdett finally played it he was surprised to find a piece of music he’d never heard before. After informing the Nick Drake estate, Burdett set about travelling the country to randomly select people to photograph listening to it. The show is just one man sitting in the dark, flicking through a PowerPoint presentation and making bad jokes, but if you’re a Nick Drake fan it’s unmissable. However, if you’re not then there are definitely better ways to spend an hour.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]