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SHE WAS PROBABLY NOT A ROBOT - ADELAIDE
★★★★★ "Delightfully quirky, lo-fi weirdness from a truly gifted performer." Adelaide Theatre Guide
★★★★ "A sight to behold" - The Clothesline
★★★★ "An off-beat, absurdist, endearingly funny one-man show" Kryztoff
★★★★ "fantastical, ludicrous, funny and heartfelt." Indaily
SHE WAS PROBABLY NOT A ROBOT - MELBOURNE
★★★★ and 1/2 "Bowden is a talented theatre maker. His piece is punchy, he boasts some seriously decent vocal chords, does great things with looping vocals, and he manages to tell a completely absurd tale in a compelling manner." - Arts Hub
"In this darkly hilarious and utterly charming show, Bowden has crafted an absolute winner" - Squirrel Comedy
In May I went to Bristol for a weekend. It was great. I did Before Us as part of Mayfest at the Old Vic and I wandered around in the sunshine. I also ate a really nice salad and answered some questions - you can hear those answers below (with your ears) and imagine the salad above (with your mind).
CENTRE STAGE… WITH STUART BOWDEN
WHAT WAS THE FIRST EVER PERFORMANCE YOU WERE IN?
I’m fairly sure my first ever performance was a solo poetry recital of Old Mother Hubbard in the Yarram Eisteddfod. I went on stage, saw everyone, had severe difficulty breathing and ran off stage yelling “I don’t want to do this”.
DO YOU HAVE ANY IRRATIONAL HATES OR FEARS?
Eating sticky food when I’m cold, especially in the morning. And Old Mother Hubbard.
DOG, CAT, OR INDIFFERENT TO PETS?
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN FIVE YEARS’ TIME?
Grappling with a dried up old Christmas tree, trying to take it outside after the festive season, whilst struggling to hold my dressing gown closed (because I’m naked under there). But there’s this pesky/indecent branch trying to embarrass me. 5 mins later I’m still outside my apartment, not exactly sure what to do because I’ve locked myself out there. 5 mins later walking towards the real estate shop (30 min walk, total) unaware that on the back of my dressing gown, attached to the cord there’s an ornate, quite shiny bauble dangling and wobbling around (which I will later sit on and cut myself quite seriously).
WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?
So that I will be remembered forever.
WHAT SHOW/S ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO DURING SUMMER NIGHTS?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT SUMMER?
The snails aren’t so prominent.
Stuart Bowden: Before Us is presented by The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights and DON’T BE LONELY as part of FRINGE WORLD 2015.
Find out more about Stuart Bowden: Before Us here.
Time Off (Sep 12, 2012)