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    Strange Face, the extraordinary story of how a man chose to share a lost Nick Drake recording he found, will be presented in the Elgar Room as part of the Hall’s Summer of Love: Revisited series.

    Writer and performer Michael Burdett discovered the recording in a skip in the 1970s; thirty years later, he set off round the country offering strangers the opportunity to hear it 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 and a Times Top Pick of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe – a celebration of life, coincidences and the legacy of singer-songwriter Nick Drake.

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'As optimistic and open-hearted as anything in town. A gorgeous show'

The Times

'Strange Face is strange and uplifting and Burdett’s narrative progresses meanderingly, with good humour and moments of real emotional depth'

Broadway Baby