Knuckledown head/lining



A profound, thrilling mix of music and storytelling, head/lining is a lyrical deep dive inside the mind of a working-class white lad coming to terms with his life so far; from noxious upbringing to alcoholism and homelessness. Finding absolution in words and poetry, writer/performer Charlie Heptinstall’s spoken-word/indie-rock gig confronts an individual’s battle with identity and mental health, combined with Britain’s ever-growing prejudicial obsession with class. After a sell-out run at The Pleasance, OffComm award-winning head/lining (directed by Matt Strachan) has been described as punchy and fast-paced, offering audiences an insight into the harsh and angry struggles that go unspoken.

This show was part of our Edinburgh Fringe 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Programme