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Age: 16+

Running time: Approx 1hr 15mins

Seating: Unallocated - Cabaret

*This event can be attended in person or watched online. Book to attend in person using the booking button on this page, or book here to watch online*

What is The Smog? Good question. About 3 years ago I drew a picture of a man falling from the top of The Swallow Hotel in Stockton High Street.
I gave him a name – Charlie Smog.
I gave him a job – Doyle Hunter.
Then I watched him fall.

The Smog has been living inside me for some time now, clawing at my dark, grey matter and invading every creative nook and cranny with pictures, plot-lines and its infinite possibilities… slowly wrapping its black-green tendrils around my every waking moment. I need to exorcise this demon immediately, as at the time of writing I am half man, half smog…

This isn’t a traditional piece of theatre; it’s organised chaos.

It relies on lo-fi special effects, handmade puppets, and me on stage with a wild look in my eye, careering towards a dramatically uncertain finale.

This rough and ready, sci-fi noir is a futuristic fairy tale that draws inspiration from Bladerunner, Mighty Boosh and Twin Peaks, so expect an absurd, free-wheeling narrative, mind-bogglingly simplistic science fiction, and an elderly cocker spaniel called Janet.

I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve created and I can’t wait to share it with you for a one off performance at ARC, Stockton.

Dare you look inside the Smog?

“Teesside Surreal is A Thing. Scott Turnbull is its king” (Kirsten Luckins – North East Artist Development Review)

If you’re unable to attend in person, this event will also be live streamed. Book tickets for the live stream.

ARC Staff Pick: Holly Gallagher | Young People’s Programme Coordinator

” I’m very excited about Tales from the Smog; Scott’s work is weird and wonderful and never to be missed!”

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