This heavy hearted comedy is about inadequacy, giant asteroids, a gentle idiot and the shark that ate his arms.
A story to make you smile till your face hurts and your heart heals.
Runner up Best Comedy and Best Comedy Performer, Auckland Fringe 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

On Our Turf - September 2013

Following a flat-out-action-packed-hyphen-stacked Edinburgh Fringe, I'm very much looking forward to a short stint in Easingwold as part of the On Our Turf Festival.  I'll be playing A Night to Dismember at The George Hotel at 3pm on the 7th, and 12pm on the 8th.  The Lounge Room Confabulators are also doing a little something on the 7th.

A link to the festival:

Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Twenty-five times did A Night to Dismember play over twenty-six *balmy Edinburgh summer days.  It made itself home in the small, smelly, lovely Dairy room at Underbelly, Bristo Square.

Hilarious...Imagine that the dorkiest kid in your school told you the most incredible story, with the eloquence of Charles Dickens.
- Three Weeks

A completely unique experience...Greenway’s flair for beautiful and descriptive poetic language, and the limitless nature of his imagination, A Night to Dismember is one of those overlooked Fringe gems that deserves a bigger audience and more appreciation. Catch it while you can.” ****
- The Public Reviews

This play is completely original and confounding. Greenway is a talented character actor and with its black and macabre humour there’s a lot to like in this piece...I suspect we can expect great things.
- Edinburgh Spotlight

"Both nightmarish and pleasurable...this is an hour which will either enthral or puzzle or both."
- one4review

*wasn't really that balmy

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Auckland Fringe 2013

Following successful seasons in Adelaide and Melbourne, Dismember left home in search of greener pastures, something a little bit more New Zealandy.  It ended up in The Basement as part of the Auckland Fringe.  This trip was supported beautifully by Sophie, Sam  and Charlie at The Basement.

Some kind words from good folk:

"In the hands of a lesser writer this story could easily have unravelled into a tangle of confusing stories but Greenway is not only a captivating figure to watch, he is also a skilled writer who can weave a string of ludicrous events together to form a cohesive tale, allowing you to get lost in the story."  - Concrete Playground.

"Greenway’s approach to storytelling and performance is incredibly unique… Greenway created a bond between us all."  - Gather & Hunt.

"A masterful comic performance, impeccably timed and created with a sweaty, ginger bearded fervor." - 

"this is sweet and surreal comedy and great storytelling, from a likeable and intelligent performer. Get along to it." - Theatre View

"While the surface story is, frankly, hilarious bullshit, what emerges is a certain way of observing the world: as a ‘shark eats man’ sort of place. It is unjust, random, you are up against it, and other people/sharks can be real assholes." - Theatre Scenes

Melbourne Fringe 2012

Kellie Tori came on board as director after the Adelaide season.  The new and improved A Night To Dismember played in the Lithuanian Club as part of the 2012 Melbourne Fringe.  Linden Duck designed the poster.

Some press:

"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." 4 stars.  
 - Time Out Melbourne

Adelaide Fringe 2012

In March of 2012 A Night To Dismember premiered at The Tuxedo Cat as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival.  In front of eleven people, Wil performed his first solo show - nobody died, he still considers this a raging success.

Some kind words:

"at once poetic, hilarious and strangely moving." 4.5 stars - Krztoff Raw

"an absolute delight" 4.5 stars - Adelaide Theatre Guide

"never ceases to deliver the narrative with sincerity and a candour that mesmerises...Greenway is one to watch out for."  - Rip it Up