The Beast in London

Added on by Stuart Bowden.

Hello London,

I'd like to introduce you to The Beast. You may remember when it was being made, those first experiments at the Battersea Arts Centre, how it kicked and screamed under the light. Now it's all grown up, it's seen the world and now returns to London for the first time ever; and it's learned to dance. The Beast is back in London to show off it's new moves.

Wednesday the 12th of June
Pleasance Theatre, Islington

Join the event and invite your friends.
It's only on for one night, so if you're really enthusiastic please book. 


Multi-award-winning performer Stuart Bowden brings to life The Beast - a poignant and playful tale accompanied by a live musical soundscape. The Beast is an enchanting one man show about a creature that lives in a cave on the outskirts of town. Entwining songs from a ukulele and loop pedal, this uplifting tale will touch your heart and then tickle it (in a non-life-threatening way). 

The Beast follows Stuart's critically acclaimed work in The Lounge Room Confabulators and The World Holds Everyone Apart, Apart From Us. Stuart is also known for his award-winning work with Dr Brown as The Singing Tiger. 

The Beast has been nominated for two Melbourne Green Room Awards for best writing and best performer in independent theatre. 

'A story that'll work its way into your soul. Quietly beautiful, a gift' 
The List, UK

'An enchanting and very different slice of storytelling' 
The Stage, UK

'laugh out loud humour, sparks of surreal brilliance and moments of touching melancholy. Unfolding like a dream, this is an off beat gem' 
Three Weeks, UK

'effortlessly strong performer... He has us enraptured' 
Fest, UK

'an hour of innocent, heartfelt fun with some truly inventive musical interludes... displaying a perfect gift for pathos' 
Scotsman, UK

'Touching in simplicity' 
The Adelaide Advertiser, AUS

'Unique and charming'
 The Adelaide Theatre Guide, AUS

'Bowden confirms my opinion he is one of the most prepossessing and honest storytellers we have the pleasure of seeing once a year' 
No Plain Jane, AUS