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Matt McGuinness: We Are What We Overcome


Matt McGuinness: We Are What We Overcome

Sofi's Southside

42 - 44 Buccleuch Street
Upstairs: AUG 11-17 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free

Matt McGuinness: We Are What We Overcome

Fresh from a successful UK tour, uplifting, anthemic tunes punctuate stories and conversation, shedding light on mental health with self-deprecating honesty and dark humour. Matt takes a good look at how men in particular deal with mental illness as he explores his own experiences with it, with plenty of time to continue the chat afterwards.

'At times this show is like a series of small polished TED talks on mental health, parenting, humanism and love, but these are punctuated by poetic songs loaded with meaning and metaphor' (NailedMagazine.com).

News and Reviews for this Show

August 20, 2019    Three Weeks

Though he describes himself as an inexperienced public speaker, Matt McGuiness produces an engaging spoken word performance here, interspersed with his own songs. He takes us through his “broken and fixed” childhood in Crosby, Merseyside, as well as the issues he’s faced as an adult. In a moving tale he relates how the Anthony Gormley statues on the beach of his home town – and the way they remain upright in all conditions – inspired him in his darkest times, and he makes a plea to all to get professional help if required. The songs are well performed too, the highlight being the tender ‘Everything Under the Moon’ with which he concludes a touching and honest performance. His “rash decision” to perform at the Fringe was a good one. Click Here For Review