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Vincent Goes Splat (Wil Greenway)

By | Published on Saturday 23 August 2014

This is simple, gentle storytelling at its best: Australian performer Wil Greenway talks of lost loves in this surprisingly funny show, about two men falling off a building together. Vincent and Wil both get their hearts broken, as we look over the lives they’ve made for themselves. There’s nothing but one man talking on stage, so the whole piece relies on the strength of the writing and acting- both are impeccable. It’s sad and bittersweet, hilarious and heartbreaking. Greenway talks directly to the audience, creating a genuinely intimate atmosphere and his gestures, indicating the men falling, give a real sense of anticipation. Though possibly too eager to tie up all the loose ends, this remains a beautifully crafted, wistful piece.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 5/5