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Matthew Highton’s It Came From The Mud (Matthew Highton / PBHs Free Fringe)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

This stand-up show in some ways feels like a therapy session for Matthew Highton. He tells little stories about himself, detailed events which happened between March and June this past year, and these smaller stories link up into a bigger arc, which by the end reveals something intimate about him. His themes are his darkest demons: insomnia, sleep talking, sleep walking, night terror, and how his constant anger fuels these nocturnal torments. Often he creates a haunting or creepy image, and effectively creates humour out of it. The jokes do not always convert to laughter, but the way he speaks about his troubles is so engaging that I was eager to listen on. It’s not a consistently funny production, but a Highton is a personable character with intriguing stories.

Whistlebinkies, until 25 Aug, 5.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Kyung Oh]