TIM Watts knows now, more than ever, is the time for compelling performances.
The creator and performer of The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer is all too aware of the current climate, both politically and globally.
Set in the not-too-distant future, where sea levels have risen and what remains of humanity is confined to farms atop mountains and skyscrapers, it’s up to Alvin Sputnik to venture into the seas in search of a new home for mankind.
Mr Watts is performing the show at the Hothouse Theatre this week, with a matinee on Thursday afternoon and a Friday evening show.
He said while the show was aimed at children, there was plenty of depth and complexity on offer for adult audiences as well.
“The show is almost 10 years old now – it’s actually been about two and a half years since I’ve done it,” he said.
“From the outset it can look like a show just for kids, but it’s not – it really resonates with adults even more.
“There’s a lot of pathos and themes in there that I think, as you get older, hit a bit harder.”
Tickets are available through the Hothouse Theatre box office.