Nick Drake image (c) copyright Estate of Keith Morris.
Writer and performer Michael Burdett discovered the recording in a skip in the 1970s. Thirty years later, he decided to share it in an extraordinary way.
He set off round the country offering strangers the opportunity to hear it on headphones in exchange for being photographed. Out of this came a collection of photos and stories from people all over Britain including Billy Bragg, Tom Stoppard, Fearne Cotton, Martin Freeman and Noel Fielding.
The result is a quirky, funny and poignant award-winning solo show – a celebration of life, coincidences and the legacy of singer-songwriter Nick Drake.
“Gorgeous one-man show’ The Times ****
“You do not need to know anything about Nick Drake to warm to this show” DarkChat *****
“Funny, surprising, heart-warming and a right riveting story” The Scotsman ****
About Michael Burdett
Michael Burdett is a composer who has written music for television, radio and the theatre. He has written everything from the theme tunes to Masterchef and Homes Under The Hammer to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s posing music for the bodybuilding documentary Total Rebuild. He occasionally releases recordings under the name Little Death Orchestra.
About Nick Drake
Nick Drake released three albums between 1969 and 1972, none of which sold well on initial release. He took his life overdosing on anti-depressants in 1974. He was 26. Since then, his work has been re-evaluated and his records have now sold in their millions. He is cited as one of the most influential songwriters of the last 50 years and is heralded by acts like Paul Weller, Kate Bush, Ellie Goulding and R.E.M.