Written and performed by Scott Turnbull

Dramaturgical support from Dan Bye

Neighbourhood Events
Commissioned by Northern Stage as part of Out On The Toon


Time and Location  Artist biography  Neighbourhood Events


"Are you talking to me, or chewin’ on a brick? Either way you’ll lose your teeth."

"This is what a lad in our class said to my teacher on our first day at secondary school. When people ask me about where I'm from, I tell them this story. I’m proud of it. The story. The town. The people. For their charming vernacular and dark sense of humour."

‘Chewin’ on a Brick’ is an audio-tour designed specifically for Stockton High Street. Award-winning actor Scott Turnbull tells a series of semi-autobiographical tales about growing up in Stockton-on-Tees, interspersed with hand-made animations, black comedy and magic realism. All stories can be accessed online at www.scottturnbullpresents.com but to enjoy the full experience go ‘down town’ and scan the QR codes at each location for exclusive artwork and animations.

Content advice: contains strong language.

Age recommendation: 12+


Time and Location  

Stockton High Street and Riverside, Stockton-on-Tees

Locations include The CastleGate Centre, The Green Dragon Pub, The Millennium Bridge and Splash

For exact locations go to https://www.scottturnbullpresents.com/qualitystreet

From 19th June onwards.


Artist Biography 

Scott Turnbull is an Associate Artist at ARC, Stockton. In 2003 he graduated from Stockton Riverside College and went on to study acting at LIPA. He won the Connexions Young Adult Achiever Award in 2006 and his first job after graduating was a regular part in a TV show Byker Grove. In 2011, he won The Journal’s North East Actor of the Year for John Retallack’s adaptation of Apples and was also voted ‘One to Watch’ by the Observer. He wrote and performed his debut show Where Do All the Dead Pigeons Go in 2017 and is about to tour his new show Tales from The Smog.


Neighbourhood Events

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, we're inviting you to get Out on the Toon this summer, starting with a series of free outdoor events to reconnect artists and audiences in their local neighbourhoods throughout June.

10 North East theatre makers have been selected to create work in 9 of our region’s 12 local authorities, breathing new life into the places and spaces that have been the backdrop to their lockdown, celebrating the diversity of our region and bringing communities together through immersive live performances, dance, story trails, short stories, films, live music and spoken word.

See what's happening at the other Neighbourhood Events here - we hope to see you Out on the Toon soon!


    Image credit Chris Bishop

    This performance is part of our Out On The Toon programme funded by the Weston Culture Fund. 

    Booking for this event has now closed.