The Pied Wagtail


By the late Tenzing Scott Brown

THE PIED WAGTAIL was printed in an edition of 400 copies

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The book follows the usual Penkiln Burn A5-ish format, it’s a slim volume in black and white, 52 pages long.

The play is in one act.

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THE PIED WAGTAIL is written by Bill Drummond’s other self: the late Tenzing Scott Brown and is a play about: The glory of Southgate Tube Station; emptiness; waking up one morning to discover you are a wooden puppet; your net worth being more than you thought; tipping the scales of creation, so life on Earth will irreversibly slide into complete and utter oblivion; you and Che Guevara; an unseen bird called Pied Wagtail that might be controlling the universe; getting to Potters Bar when no one gets to Potters Bar; the end of the line being where myth begins; The Ghost of Amy Winehouse not singing Back To Black at the Chicken Shed; Elvis Presley missing the bus to Potters Bar in time for his 68 Come Back Special; those old friends Right & Wrong still unable to resolve their differences; catching the bus just in time.

THE PIED WAGTAIL is a play almost containing the words: “If you are visiting London for the first time, don’t bother with Shoreditch or Hoxton and all that. Instead, get the Piccadilly Line out to Southgate and sit on this eight-sided bench and view the passing world. It is not quite 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s but it is 18 stops from Knightsbridge.”