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Riding The Midnight Express With Billy Hayes (Barbara Ligeti, Jeffrey Altshuler and Billy Lowe)

By | Published on Saturday 16 August 2014

His life described as a cautionary tale by Hayes himself, this one man show ‘Riding the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes’ sees him recounting his miraculous escape from the Turkish prison system after five years inside it. Hayes is a charismatic man and natural public speaker whose story, although retold in different mediums several times now, is still an incredible one. The stage show explores his journey and discovery of spirituality through yoga, at the forefront of this tale. Not only did it keep him sane but it allows him to share the joys he found during such an experience. Whether it is his incredible escape or his spiritual journey, this reaffirming life story is tragic, funny and heartwarming.

Upstairs@Le Monde, until 21 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [James McColl]