Vincent Goes Splat

A bounding comedy for a bitter heart. Written and performed by Wil Greenway, directed by Kellie Tori

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Vincent Goes Splat in Edinburgh

Wil is packing his bags, forgetting his socks and asking next-door to water the plants - he's off to Edinburgh.

Look, here's Wil doing the show in Brighton, completely unaware of the massive fireplace about to eat his failing body.  Idiot.

The Show
"I met Vincent a few years back, and I guess I remember that meeting quite well because the circumstance was sort of unique – tipped from the edge of a tall building, we were both falling side by side like two eggs rolled off the kitchen bench. That fall took longer than you might expect, long enough in fact for Vincent to tell me how he got there. His story was awful, disgusting and really funny; I’d like to tell it to you.

Wil Greenway is co-creator of The Lounge Room Confabulators (winner of the Underbelly Edinburgh Award 2011 and the Adelaide Fringe Award 2010) and the sole idiot behind A Night to Dismember (runner-up Best Comedy and Best Comedy Performer Auckland Fringe 2013). This year he presents his stupid new study of guilt, grief and gravity. Vincent Goes Splat is an awful story, beautifully told.

You can book tickets here.
and see the TOTALY WORTH-IT facebook event here.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Vincent in Brighton

photo by Eleanor Kelly

Vincent Goes Splat took it's first run with lights and everything (CD player, seats/pews, Kath, Luke, Kel, some other really nice people who's name I don't know) at the Warren as part of Brighton Fringe.  The sun was out, the beach was nearby and the show was born.  It's actually quite good.  I know what you're saying, "Wil, you're biased.  Also you're a liar."  Fair enough too, but these people aren't:

"Wil threads words into paragraphs like beads on a chain, creating little linguistic jewels of incredibly satisfying sentences which spill delightfully out into the room around him. He does the opposite of reeling in the audience, in fact it feels a bit like you wind bits of the story in yourself, each one of you tugging at a slightly different strand. And its funny because looking back and trying to articulate any rumination I might've had on this, it sort of feels like out there in that now empty room stands a story made up those gems. Built right there on an invisible table like a grand abandoned dolls house, the windows left open mid scene and those perfect little sentences rolling through on the breeze, planting tiny smiles in their wake. I sure liked this show. I liked it a lot."
Eleanor Kelly - living memory

“playful and charming...a writer and performer with great promise...Greenway is certainly a writer, and an extremely clever one.”
Amber Gregory - Broadway Baby 

The image used for this post was taken by Eleanor Kelly, you should take a look at her excellent blog. There's a link here and everything - living memory 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

a bloody birth

Vincent Goes Splat is due to be born in Brighton at 17:00 on the 4th of May.  No one is exactly sure how much it will weigh, it would be safe to assume it will weigh something.

"What is it, Wil?  A play or something?"  Someone potentially asked.  "I'd love to know more about it."    

photo by Luke Lennox

I met Vincent a few years back, we were both plummeting toward a messy death. As we fell he shared his story - it was awful, disgusting and really funny; I’d like to tell it to you. 

From the idiot behind A Night to Dismember comes a bounding comedy for your bitter heart. Vincent Goes Splat is the difficult second album, the seven year itch, the ugly twin. A stupid new study of guilt, grief and gravity.

Runner-up Best Comedy and Best Comedy Performer at Auckland Fringe 2013

Things I didn't say -

"Completely original and confounding...I suspect we can expect great things."  Edinburgh Spotlight (UK)

"The eloquence of Charles Dickens...hilarious...skilled storytelling.”  Three Weeks (UK)

Sincere and one poetic, hilarious and strangely moving.” Kryztoff Raw (AUS)

A stellar storyteller.” The Music (AUS)

Greenway’s approach to storytelling and performance is incredibly unique…amazingly talented.” Gather&Hunt (NZ)

Never ceases to deliver the narrative with sincerity and a candour that mesmerises...Greenway is one to watch out for.” Rip it Up (AUS)

A masterful comic performance, impeccably timed.” Keeping up With NZ (AUS)

The writing is very strong. The style is an interesting and at times hilarious collision between a flowery, slightly mouldy poetry, full of extravagantly detailed and alliterative figures, and rough colloquialisms…A highly recommended show.”  Time out (AUS)

Things I did say -

sorry. sorry. sorry.

*booking info is just over here