THE HAUNTED MOUSTACHE : Dr Bramwell
“The Haunted Moustache is a genuinely marvellous demonstration of how beautifully the mechanism of reality functions, if you’re paying sufficient attention. Neurologically, this will light you up like a Christmas tree.” Alan Moore
‘A masterful storyteller’ Radio Times
“A taste for genius, matched by eccentricity” The Guardian
Winner ‘Outstanding Theatre’ Brighton Fringe Festival
Winner ‘Best Comedy’ Brighton Fringe Festival
Winner Sony Silver Award for ‘Best Feature’ as dramatised for BBC Radio 3’s Between the Ears.
The Haunted Moustache:
A personal odyssey into the occult, facial hair and the true meaning of magic
Author David Bramwell (No9 Bus to Utopia and The Odditorium) gives a fascinating talk that explores magic, memory, occultism, the history of spiritualism, shamanism, Britain’s weirdest museum (the Pitt Rivers) and psychedelics. Attempting to answer the question – what does magic mean to us in the 21st century? – Bramwell’s unique journey begins with a personal tale about a hundred-year old moustache in a box, bequeathed to him by an eccentric aunt!
After inheriting this singular item, Bramwell embarked on a ten-year odyssey to discover its original owner. It was an adventure that introduced him to seances, spiritual churches, Nick Cave and two years in a cult drinking the Amazonian psychedelic, ayahuasca. As well as being a funny and moving story, David’s talk explores our relationship to objects and how we invest meaning in the world around us, leading to a deeper understanding of the true nature of magic.
David Bramwell is a regular presenter for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4, making documentaries on subjects ranging from Ivor Cutler to time travel. He is co-host of the Odditorium Podcast, author of the No9 Bus to Utopia and The Odditorium: the tricksters, eccentrics, deviants and inventors whose obsessions changed the world. His book, The Haunted Moustache began life as an award-winning one-man show and was dramatised for Radio 3, winning a Sony Silver Award.
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