Dates: Wednesday 19th – Thursday 20th July
Venue: Little Theatre
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.
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.
“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
Running time: 60 minutes