Wilting In Reverse is the fifth in a series of portraits. All of these solo works have Stuart's unique style characterised by its combination of playful storytelling, sharply crafted writing, physical comedy and immersive, lo-fi music performed live.
Bowden’s work explores our need for connection and celebrates our vulnerabilities and insecurities. He makes work with a sharp and intuitive understanding of the power of the shared experience of theatre, creating theatre that involves and empowers his audience. His highly playful performance is a precisely crafted combination of humour and melancholy that unites his audience in a truly unique and memorable experience. All over the world Bowden’s work has left audiences contemplating both the joy and transience of existence, whilst humming a tune, sharing a smile and feeling a deeper connection with those around them.
Wilting In Reverse is a strangely compelling story with live music, vigorous dancing, understandable words and a fair bit of profound (probably life changing) body movement.
★★★★★ "A courageous and lyrical hour of joy" Three Weeks
★★★★ "Funny, tragic, yet entertaining throughout" To Do List
★★★★ "a story of love lost, and of the power of storytelling – and Bowden is at the top of his game" The Public Reviews