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Stuart Bowden – Wilting In Reverse (Stuart Bowden)

By | Published on Thursday 27 August 2015

Stuart Bowden

It is the year 2084, and Stuart Bowden is dead. Fear not though, because a lycra-clad man who has not learnt his lines is here to tell us the story of the departed Bowden, and his separation from someone he loved on a distant terraformed planet (apparently we work out that faster-than-light travel thing eventually). A slice of wonderfully strange conceptual narrative comedy, Bowden’s show is impressively unafraid to plumb some serious emotional depths even while telling stories about alien caravans. Providing his own musical accompaniment with a judiciously applied loop pedal, Bowden weaves the audience into his tale until about a third of it is involved in the ridiculous but touching climax. A courageous and lyrical hour of joy.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Jon Stapley]