Greyhound: Journey Thru’ The Dark Heart Of America - Matt Panesh 4**** - One4Review
one4review | On 25, Aug 2015
Matt Panesh has written and performs this intriguing piece, billed as theatre, but I guess it could slot into story telling equally as well, but whatever genre it may be it is an interesting, informative and funny hour spent with a guy who certainly knows how to use words.
I first saw Panesh last year in his other guise as ‘The Monkey Poet’ and although poetry isn’t my first choice I was captivated by the persona, the open friendliness and his use of language. He brings all of this and more to this performance.
The essence is simple, in 2007 Matt touring his show in America travelled a fair amount on ‘Americas equivalent of Megabus’ Greyhound and he relates the tale, bringing dysfunctional tales of his fellow travellers to life, using their stories, snippets of conversations, voicing the myriads of accents and characteristics along the way.
He steps in and out of the story, explaining points, occasionally leaving the stage to walk around the venue, all adding to an overall feeling of enjoyment.
There is no doubt this is a good show, and a different type than I usually attend. I am glad I did it was an hour well spent.
As part of the PBH Free Fringe entry is free but a collection bucket is there for contributions on the way out so dig deep.
Reviewed by Geoff
Banshee Labyrinth Chamber Room
Until 30th August
12.50 to 13.50