Margaret is in hospital, counting the minutes between her contractions. I’m not far away, pushing my car as fast as it’ll go. Uncle Sven is in a similar boat. His boat is a car, and his car is maybe five minutes in front of mine.
SOLD-OUT Edinburgh Fringe 2016, winner of the Three Weeks Editor’s Choice Award, Edinburgh Fringe 2016.
The Way the City Ate the Stars is a poetic storytelling show, with live music by Kathryn Langshaw and Sam Rankin. It’s a story about childbirth, a summer drive, a missent text, a broken heart and a bird.
Wil Greenway is creator of The Way the City Ate the Stars (SOLD OUT Edinburgh Fringe 2016), For the Ground that Grew me (SOLD OUT Edinburgh Fringe 2015), Vincent Goes Splat (nominated Best Theatre at Fringe World 2016), A Night to Dismember (nominated Best Comedy Performer AND Best Comedy Show at Auckland Fringe 2013) and co-creator of The Lounge Room Confabulators (winner The Underbelly Edinburgh Award 2011)
Warning: Contains coarse language, adult themes
“This is absolutely gorgeous storytelling with some bloody lovely songs thrown in for good measure. It’s dense and rich and fanciful and somehow still entirely grounded. I, genuinely, at the end, after laughing and thinking and feeling for an hour, had a single tear rolling down my right cheek. Not, bloody, bad.” Daniel Kitson.
“This is a real gem. Filled with warmth, wonder and poetic images that linger long in the mind’s eye, this is storytelling at its best.” The Daily Mail (Five Picks from the Fringe)
“One of the most masterful storytellers I have ever seen... I cannot recommend seeing this show enough” Charlotte Thomas – Ed Fringe Review
“Achingly beautiful... and ridiculously funny” Fresh Air
“This show has sold out every night so far... and rightly so” Three Weeks