Artist plays around with his food

Pass the Spoon
Pass the Spoon

AND now for something completely different.

This week Glasgow has been the centre of media attention for one particular production — a self-proclaimed “sort of opera about cookery” and the weird and wonderful brainchild of artist David Shrigley.

Pass the Spoon

Pass the Spoon

Pass the Spoon, a collaboration between the illustrator, composer David Fennessy and theatre group Magnetic North, features ingredients and utensils as characters, each singing to music from the Red Note Ensemble.

Bizarre is perhaps the word, but the show does have a (sort of) storyline too — a TV cookery show but with the ingredients concocting a meal for the particularly sinister Mr Granules.

From an alcoholic egg to a dung beetle puppet, expect the unexpected — but also a laugh or two (not least to see what you’ve had for dinner singing back at you).

Above all, head along to the southside venue just to say you’ve seen it — it might beat the usual X Factor chat in the office come Monday, and it might even liven up your cooking aspirations.

Oh, and for those who still need convincing, the crew are keen to assert that someone gets eaten by the end — Sawney Bean, eat your heart out.

Pass the Spoon is on at Tramway November 17 (Thursday) — 19 (Saturday. Performance at 7.30pm and tickets cost £14 (£10 concession).