Angst and puppets

Herald Sun – 25/10/1993
By Alison Barclay
For And The Ass Saw The Angel

PAUL Newcombe was pottering about, making puppets for shows and working towards his next exhibition, when suddenly an abyss of hellish inner-urban angst looed before him.

It was And The Ass Saw The Angel, a play based on a book by Nick Cave, an Australian writer and musician who reigns supreme among the tortured young men of the Western world.

Cave’s book has only one flesh-and-blood character, Euchrid, played here by Shawn Unsworth. The others are memories, blown out of proportion be Euchrid’s malfunctioning brain.