The Beast is a poignant and playful tale accompanied by a live musical soundscape. 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).
Nominated for the Melbourne Green Room Award for Best Male Performer in Independent Theatre.
Nominated for the Melbourne Green Room Award for Best Writing in Independent Theatre.
★★★★ "A story that'll work its way into your soul. Bowden commands a spellbound crowd. Quietly beautiful, a gift" - The List
"An enchanting and very different slice of storytelling" - The Stage
★★★★ "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
"Effortlessly strong performer... He has us enraptured" - Fest
"An hour of innocent, heartfelt fun with some truly inventive musical interludes... displaying a perfect gift for pathos" - Scotsman
★★★★ "Touching in simplicity. This little gem of escapism leaves you feeling a little bit sad but very much alive." - The Adelaide Advertiser
★★★★ "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