Last night I saw one of the best shows that I have ever seen in my life! On a particularly secretive date with my boyfriend, he wouldn’t tell me what we were going to see at the theatre and I must say, I’m impressed with his choice.
The adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer – what a ride. A mix of animation, mime, puppetry, performace, live music (on a ukelele) and some recorded sound effects all contributing to the story of Alvin Sputnik.
A blurb from the website because I can’t say it better.
About the Show
The seas have risen, billions have died and those who are left live on farms atop skyscrapers, atop mountains. The scientists have tried everything. Floating islands sank, space probes found nothing, and the giant sponges, visible from the moon, are now rotting icons of failure. Now science and humanity are turning to the oceans themselves. A last ditch effort to save the human race requires journeying down through the mysterious depths of the deep blue sea to find a new place for us to live.
Alvin Sputnik, who has just lost his wife, accepts this perilous mission so that he may to follow her soul down to the underworld so that they can be together again once more.
The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer is a multi award-winning one-man micro-epic puppet show that melds technology and multimedia into a touching story of enduring love and the end of the world.
A visually inspired solo show, The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer is created and performed by Tim Watts, who employs an unique blend of mime, puppetry, live and recorded music, and animation to present an exploration of the next and oldest frontier: the deep blue sea.
Watts debuted The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer at Perth’s Blue Room Theatre in June 2009 before presenting a highly successful season at the New York International Fringe Festival, where it was awarded “Outstanding Solo Show” and received rave reviews. “
I absolutely LOVE this show! It is a masterpiece, definitely thumbs up ALL the way up for this one.