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Wil Greenway: The Way The City Ate The Stars (NJC Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2016

Wil Greenway Ed2016

Wil Greenway’s solo show has sold out every night so far. And rightly so, as the Australian storyteller is back with the kind of uplifting yet heartbreaking show he does so well. It’s about a woman he loves getting pregnant by someone else, but it also interweaves stories about birds fighting, old people grieving, fast cars and summer Christmases – small details building to an evocative, joyful whole. Though his charming manner can feel a little too rehearsed, Greenway has a sense of magical realism that means you’d happily listen to him telling the tallest of tall tales. He talks about blushing and flailing for words around a woman he likes, but Greenway’s beautiful, lyrical script suggests he’s someone who could never be lost for words.

Underbelly Med Quad, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Gemma Scott]