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The Adventures Of Alvin Sputnik (Underbelly Productions)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

Tim Watts certainly lives up to expectations of presenting the highlight of the Fringe Festival this year – the Adventures of Alvin Sputnik. There is not a dull moment in this exceedingly enjoyable one-man show. The heart-broken lover, passionate environmentalist and unconventional hero – he is all of these in one. In Alvin’s quest to discover the way to the core of the earth, Watts tells the tale through an eclectic mix of puppetry, animation and mime. Not forgetting the sporadic humour and soothing tunes on a ukulele, he showcases creativity which brings theatrics to greater heights. It is simple but not uninspiring, playful but not childish. This production will be sure to delight the youngest to the oldest – highly recommended.

Underbelly, 4 – 28 Aug (not 16), 6.00pm (7.00pm), £9.00 – £12.50, fpp236.
tw rating 5/5