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She Was Probably Not A Robot (Stuart Bowden)

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2013

Superb solo storyteller Stuart Bowden returns to the Fringe with a comedy about the end of the world, and what happened after. It’s a familiar set-up given an offbeat and appealingly twisted telling, full of daft slapstick, impeccably timed comic understatement and shiver inducing, straight-to-the heart observational poetry. Bowden’s performance is amicable and absorbing as both the pleasantly deranged sole survivor of the apocalypse and an androgynous alien with an interest in arts, crafts, and building replica planets. With the aid of some tinfoil, a bed sheet and a few simple musical loops, he creates a hilarious, bittersweet and completely enthralling world with a rag-tag homemade feel. It’s richly emotional, quietly beautiful, and an absolute joy to watch.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug (not 12, 19), 4.10pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Dave Fargnoli]

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