Matt McGuinness: We Are What We Overcome

Spoken Word (music, comedy)

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  • Laughing Horse @ Sofi’s Southside - Upstairs Bar
  • 18:15
  • Aug 17
  • 55 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Ingenious Fools / Furthest from the Sea
  • Warnings and additional info: Venue Age Restriction: Strictly 18+ after 18:00. Involves conversation around mental health and suicide.
  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.

Description

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). 'Imaginative and insightful' (Audience member).

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: There is approximately 20 steps up into the performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 83 days ago

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...

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