Before Us

Stuart Bowden

Fri 15-Sat 16 May

Before Us is the story of a creature, the last of an undiscovered species, facing extinction. It features an abnormally exuberant combo of live music, storytelling and dangerously impressive body movements. It’s a raucous, surreal, experimental melan-comedy about death, family and loneliness.

Stuart Bowden is the internationally acclaimed master of lo-fi, off-beat, music-infused storytelling, and the creator of the multi award-winning maker of She Was Probably Not A Robot, The Beast and Doctor Brown and His Singing Tiger.

★★★★ Gorgeous notes of melancholia – Scotsman.

★★★★★ There is one show each festival that takes your breath away. This is it – Public Review.

★★★★★ Phenomenal one-man wonder show – EdinburghGuide.

★★★★★ Utterly compelling – BroadwayBaby.

Stuart was reared on a farm in Won Wron, Victoria, Australia. He went to Won Wron Primary School, which was closed in 1995 because there weren’t enough kids. He went on to high school in a bigger place called Yarram with around 100 times more kids.

After high school he went to a bigger place called Ballarat to learn about theatre. Then he went to a much bigger place called Melbourne to learn more about theatre. He studied acting at the Victorian College of the Arts.

Now he lives in an even bigger place called London.

Stuart makes theatre, comedy and a little bit of music.


Bristol Old Vic Studio
Start Date
May 15, 2015
End Date
May 16, 2015
Fri 9pm, Sat 8pm
Running Time
60 mins
Age Guidance
Box Office Number
0117 987 7877
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