Let There Be Thistles

dusty bums productions · Ages 12+ · New Zealand

one person show
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KELLY MULLIS uncertified reviewer June 13, 2018
Amazing characterization by a super committed actor. It was surreal and humorous. I loved Joshua's strong voice and his absurd view of everything. It's obvious that he is a skilled and experienced actor. It would be incredible to see him do Shakespeare. ... full review
LAURA GRIMALDI certified reviewer June 14, 2018
Was very entertained. The personification of a God that has lost all his followers begs the question of what really is his purpose? As he explains with his beautiful writing why bad things happen and what the intent is of a God of one's own understanding is, we are sent on a thought provoking journey that I think would raise questions among even greatest of spiritual believers. It's done in a very entertaining way with characters that are humorous and sensitive and vulnerable in a way that as an audience member, I was able to find great empathy. Incredibly acted and very well written. Thank you for the ride!... full review
KATT BALSAN uncertified reviewer June 18, 2018
Fantastic show!!! Joshua is everything about it! He is so good at what he's doing, he's hilarious with so much depth and layers!! Congratulations! There is so much energy spent up there it's a truly full commitment from the Artist! Bravo :D... full review
DENZIL MEYERS certified reviewer June 19, 2018
What a great exploration from the other side: what happens to a god who has lost all his followers? Funny, sad, touching, weird, confusing (in good ways), and all-round enjoyable performance by Joshua Thomas. ... full review
GRAYDON SCHLICHTER certified reviewer June 19, 2018
Marvelous, delightful and poignant. The fear of mortality addressed indirectly from the unlikeliest of perspectives. Visceral and real, the character's journey at turns comedic, and desperate. There was never a moment I wasn't anxious to witness his struggle. And there is always the wondering, the questioning, will now be the moment? ... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY certified reviewer June 20, 2018
STEVE CHANG uncertified reviewer June 20, 2018
Here's a show that's unique and captivating and worth your time. I admire original work and you won't see anything else like this. Joshua gives a strong, fully committed performance that sells the bizarre and delightful premise. Nicely done!... full review
TARA DONOVAN certified reviewer June 21, 2018
Captivating in absurdity, comedy, and sadness. This show is engaging and well crafted from the writing, to the directing and performance.... full review