Let There Be Thistles

dusty bums productions · Ages 12+ · New Zealand

one person show
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SUSANA CERVANTES certified reviewer June 03, 2018
tagged as: humorous · religious undertones · man
Funny and thought-provoking. Josh's performance grabs your attention right from the beginning till the very end. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 03, 2018
Excellent, passionate performance, well written, expertly directed. Exactly what Fringe shows should be.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 03, 2018
This was so good. It is wildly funny, controversial, and thought-provoking, Joshua Thomas leaves everything on the stage. Highly recommend.... full review
CAT LACOHIE certified reviewer June 05, 2018
One of my favourite shows of the fringe so far. This was like watching Richard E Grant do a one-man version of Waiting For Godot. ... full review
JOSEPH MCMAHON certified reviewer June 09, 2018
I really enjoyed it. I normally skip one-person shows because the hit-miss ratio on those are usually bad, but this was a refreshing diamond in the rough.... full review
SARAH MANN certified reviewer June 12, 2018
Overall, Let there be Thistles was a great show. I enjoyed the concept behind the play of a God with only one remaining believer. Joshua brilliantly executed the role of a panicked God trying to make us believe in him. Some great comedic moments and well thought out beats throughout the play.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 14, 2018
tagged as: Fleas · Gods · thistles
Let there be.... Not toast! I've never seen a show showing what it's like being a God. I especially appreciate this sincere and humorous take on being one that no longer has any followers. There've been millions you know. It's been done before trying to make a higher power relatable, but never like this. And I like it. ... 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
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