Wilting In Reverse

Written and performed by Stuart Bowden


A strangely compelling story with live music, vigorous dancing, understandable words and a fair bit of profound (probably life changing) body movement.


Three Weeks Editors Award (Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015)



The Blue Room Theatre (Perth)


Theatre Republic - Brisbane Festival (AUS), The Basement - York (UK), Kirkgate Theatre - Cockermouth (UK), The Bike Shed Theatre - Exeter (UK), Soho Theatre - London (UK), Bristol Old Vic - Mayfest Bristol (UK), The Continental - Preston (UK), The Blue Room Theatre - Perth Fringe World (AUS),


Battersea Arts Centre - London (UK), Underbelly - Edinburgh Fringe (UK).


★★★★★ "A unique hour of shifting genres and stories from a master theatremaker... a piece of eccentric, comic storytelling on the surface, a serious piece of theatremaking underneath" The Stage 

★★★★★ "Threading belly laughs and a deeply incisive intelligence onto a central emotional thread that celebrates our uniqueness as individuals in order to bring us closer to both each other and ourselves" Theatre Full Stop

★★★★★ "A courageous and lyrical hour of joy" Three Weeks

★★★★★ "This is meta-theatre at its greatest and an absolute must see show. Stuart Bowden is certainly one to watch for in the future" Broadway Baby  

"It hit that place between your heart and your lungs and created that bubble of feeling that makes you want to smile and cry at the same time" Voices of Wonder

★★★★ "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