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The Adventures Of Alvin Sputnik – Deep Sea Explorer (Perth Theatre Company and Weeping Spoon)

By | Published on Tuesday 27 August 2013

The polar ice caps have melted leaving only a handful of homes above water-level; and after his wife’s death, Alvin is forced to become the hero of the world in order to rescue her soul and resurrect his love. You can tell from the premise that this one-man show is a heart-warmer. Setting it apart, however, is the multimedia manner in which it’s told. With cartoon projections (some of which are drawn live), puppetry, clever use of torches and a ukelele, it’s often difficult to believe there is only one actor operating everything. Although the narrative lacks real excitement, the stage pictures are sometimes breathtaking. A tender and genial production, from a thoughtful and inventive creative team.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 11 Aug, 2.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Immi Calderwood]