Unwanted Objects

Theatre (storytelling, music)

  • ZOO Southside - Studio
  • 19:00
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: David Head and Matt Glover
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Unwanted Objects is the new story and song show from critically acclaimed duo David Head and Matt Glover. They invite you to explore a mysterious second-hand shop full of old teddy bears, abandoned chess sets and ships in bottles. Combining bittersweet short stories, full of wit, whimsy and warmth, with folk, pop and blues inspired musical melancholia, it explores sentimentality, our possessions and the meaning we attach to them. 'Stunning' ***** (EdFringeReview.com). 'Sublime' ***** (LondonTheatre1.com).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access via rear entrance, 10 steps from street if not taking accessibility entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Victoria 39 days ago

I honestly can’t believe this show has a single good review, I’ve never been so bored and desperate to leave. When I thought it was over, another chapter of the story would begin!!! 0/5

Mark Reynolds 39 days ago

Every year I visit the fringe I squeeze in a visit to ZOO Southside. 2022 was the turn for Unwanted Objects, a nicely arranged performance with such an intimacy and brilliant writing. Clever storytelling and witty performers, I could watch these two performing virtually anything.

Nick 40 days ago

This is an absolutely exquisite piece of writing, which has the potential of being one of the best story-telling shows on the fringe. Unfortunately, it was read, which lost a lot of the ambience – I found myself closing my eyes to try to restore the ambience. This piece cries out for a much more intimate delivery. I’d still recommend it as a wonderful piece of writing, but would love to see it presented as a more personal piece. If it could evolve to that it would probably become a staple of the Fringe for many years, as the concept and writing is up there with shows like “The man who planted trees”.

David 41 days ago

Stories and songs that are humorous, emotional and reflective of life’s experiences…… and unwanted objects.


Lawrence Prime 41 days ago

Best show I’ve seen at the fringe!

Impeccably performed, captivating storyline brought together beautifully with sweet melodies! A must see!

Melissa 41 days ago

If there’s one show you must see at The Fringe it’s Unwanted Objects. Thought provoking, poignant and witty. A joy to watch.

Lara Matthews 45 days ago

This is a little gem of a show and a very good and gentle way to start a day of fringe shows. The stories are each delightful and come to form a complete whole over the course of the 1 hour and 20 minutes performance. Each chapter is nicely complemented with music and songs which help to complete the whole story arc.

This is a show well worth taking time to catch.

Aled Young 46 days ago

Really enjoyed this show. Beautifully performed, funny and moving!

Zoe 46 days ago

Captivating, poignant and hilarious in equal measures - an absolute must see!

Josh Belsher 46 days ago

Best show I’ve seen this year. Great storyline, superbly weaved together and brought to life! Well worth a visit to kick off your day

Caroline 48 days ago

@thedavidandmatt A delightful forage through unwanted objects giving life to past possessions. This duo enchant with stories and music. What better way to launch your day at the fringe. A real hidden treasure.

Leila Kraushaar 50 days ago

This is a beautiful show about connection and love. It was a delight to spend the morning with these two performers.

minimeow 53 days ago

was just walking past not knowing what to expect but it was a surprisingly good mixture of storytelling and music. would definitely recommend this!

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Edinburgh Guide (3/5 stars) 41 days ago

beautiful writing

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Voice Magazine (4/5 stars) 45 days ago

A fantastic curiosity shop of storytelling and song with flashes of poetry

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