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You often hear folk say “I’m going to jump out a plane because the church needs a new roof” and no one ever questions it…why do we expect to be given money for doing something bizarre or dangerous? I like to think that if something’s a worthy cause and people can give something – they [...]
To Kill a Kelpie
To Kill a Kelpie – Review: UKTheatre.net
Metro: To Kill A Kelpie brings back monster memories
For many, this may be a subject that seems taboo, but with the full backing of the Moira Anderson Foundation, Matthew has created a play that not only provokes thought, but also gives the audience an extremely satisfying night of theatre.
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As they try to come to terms with things long buried and left unsaid, their childhood landscape of shame, confusion and doubt is brought into sharp focus as they go through some emotional shape-shifting of their own.
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A new play by Matthew
‘The Kelpie’ is widely known as a devious creature lurking in the depths of highland lochs. But with no real proof of its actual existence, does this demon only really live within the minds of cruel men and scared children?
When two grown brothers reunite, following the death of their Uncle, they [...]
I’m sure we all dream when young of what we might be, but few of us realise our childhood ambitions. One Man Went to Busk is a simple yet effective telling of the story of someone who did. It tells the tale of Matthew, who starts as a busker in Glasgow and more or less [...]
There are only two shows left before One Man Went To Busk closes for this year’s Fringe – and this is not a show to miss. It’s stunning how much Matthew McVarish has packed into an hour’s worth of performance. One Man Went To Busk was better than the majority of last year’s Fringe shows [...]
Matthew’s first notoriety as a songwriter came at age thirteen, when his first composition, ‘Fly over the river’, won the National Celtic Connections Song Hunter Contest. At sixteen, he was playing live in both Scotland and Ireland as part of folk-rock group, ‘The River’ and by the following year, he had recorded his first solo [...]
First performed at The Pend Studio, Gateway Theatre, May 2003. Nearly Home; a highly comical blend of true stories in a single traumatic bus trip home from Glasgow.