Bill Drummond: Daffodils & Death

Bill Drummond (The KLF, The K Foundation), responsible for twinning Hull with Your Darkest Thought, is making a return to the city with a double-bill of new work for the stage presented at Heads Up Festival.

Drummond was last seen in Hull in 2017, when he presented Your Darkest Thought at the New Adelphi Club (which has played host to previous Heads Up shows The Rave Space and This Is How We Die) as part of Substance Live.

On March 8, for  one night only, Drummond will present two new pieces at an evening christened Daffodils & Death at city centre venue Kardomah 94.

Daffodils & Death are a pair of plays by Tenzing Scott Brown

Tenzing Scott Brown is the playwright, alter ego and arch nemesis of Bill Drummond

FORTY BUNCHES OF DAFFODILS deals with Drummond’s commitment to give away forty bunches of daffodils to forty total strangers each year for the rest of his life. It also celebrates the slow death of photography as a form of documentation.


TOTALLY WIRED marks the death of Mark E. Smith; the killing of seven baby blackbirds by Drummond and the Second Coming of Christ in the form of the fish known as the freshwater shark:- The Pike.

Tam Dean Burn takes the role of Bill Drummond in both plays. Sarah Naughton and Charlie Sellers play the other parts.

Both plays are directed by Tracey Moberly and Tam Dean Burn.

Drummond will shift the scenery.

These two plays are being performed at Kardomah94 on the 8th of March 2018 at 8pm (doors 7.30pm).

Tickets are £12 and £10 for concessions and available from

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Photograph of Bill Drummond by Tracey Moberly.