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Alvin dives deep into climate change

Junior AWESOME Review: The Last Great Hunt, The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer ⋅
The Blue Room Theatre, October 8 ⋅
Review by Oliver Haluszkiewicz (14 years)⋅

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer is a multi award- winning one-man show that is a touching story of love and the end of the world.

The seas have risen due to climate change, billions have died and those who are left live on farms, on skyscrapers and on mountains. The show combines puppetry and visual images together to produce this gripping and entertaining story for all ages to see.

The show tackles the issue of climate change and humans polluting the earth to the point of living on the once-tallest mountains at are now almost at sea level.

Alvin embarks on a journey to the depths of the ocean to find a new world for humans to live on underneath the earth’s crust and to bring it back up to sea level.

Alvin also encounters some personal losses and journeys on the way. St John Cowcher provided an entertaining and at times an emotional performance as Alvi that could be relatable to adults and kids, and is a great mix of humour and pathos.

The show is a great 50-minute watch. Parents and grandparents need to take their children to see Alvin Sputnik these school holidays, or even children take their parents or grandparents, as the big overall message about climate change ties in nicely to the whole climate change epidemic we are experiencing throughout the world that kids are importantly getting more involved in.

This show is a fun and emotional roller coaster that will have you either laughing out loud or crying in your chair. I highly recommend that everyone should definitely see The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer these October school holidays before it tours away again.

If I had to rate the show I would give it a 4/5. It’s a great watch.

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer is on until October 26.

Read an interview with the Awesome Festival’s artistic director Jenny Simpson.

Pictured: St John Cowcher as Alvin Sputnik.  Photo: Jarrad Seng.










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