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Stuart Bowden: Our Molecules (NJC Presents)

By | Published on Thursday 23 August 2018

What a supreme slice of intergalactic silliness this is. Despite being dressed in sheepskin, this character appears to be far from cuddly, and he risks alien-ating the audience with his abrupt manner. Speaking in a serious, humourless tone, he thankfully undermines this intensity with sheer ridiculousness. The songs are fairly basic – mantras repeated by a loop pedal, but halfway through the show he undergoes a complete transformation, singing us a beautiful song about loneliness. From then on, he becomes less like a visitor from another planet and more like one of us – adrift in the universe searching for fulfilment, and ultimately we realise that his quest is not too dissimilar to our own.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andy Murray]