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Joseph Morpurgo: Odessa

It's 1983 and the buildings are burning. Joseph Morpurgo emerges, petrol-sodden, from the wreckage. Laden with found footage, forgotten characters, and other relics from an imagined past, Morpurgo drags us – clumsily, one-by-one – into the depths of his comic fantasia. Batten down the hatches, Morpurgo’s back!

Odessa is an homage to a non-existent history. Taking snippets of old VHS recordings, Morpurgo extrapolates on, deduces from, and triumphantly artefactualises a discarded past. With a fistful of bizarre and surreal characters, Morpurgo connects-the-dots between the crackle and the fuzz, and delivers a poignant tribute to a world of people who never existed.
“It’s set to be a fine showcase for Morpurgo, whose sharp writing seems to be the equal of his A-grade acting talent.” GUARDIAN
"Hugely innovative" **** TIME OUT
"An absolute revelation" **** FEST
"This is how you make an Edinburgh debut" **** CHORTLE
"A big critical hit" THE LONDONIST