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Where Do All The Dead Pigeons Go? (Scott Turnbull Presents)

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2016

Where Do All the Dead Pigeons Go Ed2016

Scott Turnbull sits at an overhead projector and, through a series of illustrations, takes us on a flight of fancy through a troubled creative mind. When his girlfriend dumps him, socially awkward Turnbull moves to space, with a malfunctioning robot as his only friend. As the show grows increasingly dreamlike, we begin to wonder if any of this is real, or occurring only in Scott’s head. The childlike drawings suit the show’s sense of innocence and wide-eyed wonder, beautifully exploring ideas of isolation and insanity. It’s eccentric to say the least, and certainly won’t be to everyone’s taste. but amongst lovers of ‘Mighty Boosh’ style quirky comedy, the witty and wonderfully weird Scott Turnbull may soon develop a cult following.

Northern Stage at Summerhall, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Rosie Barrett]