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Matt Harvey, Wondermentalist


CLAYHIDON PARISH HALL 
7.30pm Saturday 3 October 2015.

TICKETS
£8 adults (concessions £6) Supper £3.

TELEPHONE 
01823 681047
 
EMAIL 
carouselle@btinternet.com




A comedy-infused, poetically enhanced,
fundamentally wonder-filled show
Matt Harvey’s one man hit show Wondermentalist from the Edinburgh Festival comes to Clayhidon Parish Hall on Saturday 3 October, and tickets are on sale now.

The Guardian called this humorist and performance poet “not only funny, but tender and true”.The Scotsman hailed him as “one of the country’s finest performance poets”,

The BBC’s Fi Glover said: “Matt’s poetry puts a smile on your face and leaves a little wisdom in your brain” 

Writer, poet, enemy of all that’s difficult and upsetting, Matt’s way with words has taken him from Totnes (where he lives) to Wimbledon, (where he was the official tennis championship poet) via  the Edinburgh Festival and the Work section of the Guardian.

His voice and his clever topicsal verses will be familiar to regular listeners of Radio 4's Saturday Live.

You can get a taste of Matt’s sparkling humour on this link.

He was host of Radio 4’s Wondermentalist Cabaret, creator of Empath Man, and author of The Hole in the Sum of my Parts, Where Earwigs Dare and Mindless Body Spineless Mind. 

Matt was described by The Independent as “Very funny…” and by the Cheddar Gazette as “worthy of the West End”.

For children he has written Shopping With Dad, illustrated by Miriam Latimer, and Beastie and the Boys, illustrated by Chloe Uden. Shopping With Dad was made into a film by CBBC and has been translated into several languages.

Matt has also written lyrics for children’s song cycles, collaborating with composer Stephen Deazley on The Songbook of Unsingable Songs and more recently A Little Book of Monsters – “the twisted tales that Harvey slipped into verse were gleefully dark”, said The Scotsman. 

About the Unsingable Songs they said: “These are juicy, clever, renegade songs that tap into the delights of bizarre imaginings and ricketty-racketty word play. Naughty round the edges… but touching deep into the soul of childhood…”
  “Everything about it was clever and cutting edge… a most incredible and uplifting event, as though Tom Waits and Stephen Sondheim had come together with Roald Dahl,”
 said the Sunday Times Online

Matt collaborated with composer Thomas Hewitt Jones on the hit musical Rumpelstiltskin – “Wit, charm and great songs” The Guardian – at the egg Theatre, Bath.

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CLAYHIDON PARISH HALL 
7.30pm Saturday 3 October 2015.

TICKETS
£8 adults (concessions £6) Supper £3.


TELEPHONE 
01823 681047
 
EMAIL 
carouselle@btinternet.com



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