Pipeline Theatre: Swivelhead written and directed by Jon Welch
The company behind 2015 hit Spillikin returns with a show about an RAF drone pilot who finds himself turning into an owl. Featuring real drones alongside knife-sharp writing, aerial puppetry, projection and an immersive soundscape, Swivelheadexplores the ethical and personal consequences of a new age of warfare.
An RAF drone pilot visits his rural childhood home for his sister’s wedding. Holed up in an old tree-house he becomes aware of something impossible – he is turning into an owl. Swivelhead is the uncomfortable story of this drone pilot, his growing paranoia and his mental disintegration.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016. See press release for full details.