School Holidays with Larrikin Puppets

If you’d like to take the kids along to see a puppet show these school holidays, here’s where to find Larrikin Puppets:

Saturday 24 June: The Woodford Show
Woodford Showgrounds
38 Neurum Road, Woodford
Puppet Shows at 9:30am and 11:15am

Sunday 25 June: Vibe Markets
Bribie Island Community Art Centre
191 Sunderland Drive, Banksia Beach
Puppet Show + Mini Puppetry Workshop at 10:00am

Monday 26 June: Burpengary Library
101 Station Road, Burpengary
Puppet Show at 10:00am

Monday 26 June: Deception Bay Library
9 Bayview Terrace, Deception Bay
Puppet Show at 2:30pm

Tuesday 27 June: Woodford Library
1 Elizabeth Street, Woodford
Puppet Show at 10:00am


Tuesday 27 June: Bribie Island Library
1 Welsby Parade, Bongaree
Puppet Show at 2:30pm

Wednesday 28 June: Logan Hyperdome Library
66 Mandew Street, Shailer Park
Puppet Show at 11:00am

Saturday 1 July: Mary Poppins Festival – Day In The Park
Excelsior Band Hall
Macalister St, Maryborough
Puppet Shows at 10:30am and 1:00pm
Puppetry Workshops at 11:30am and 2:00pm

Woodford Folk Festival 2016/17

Larrikin Puppets Deja Voodoo WoodfordIt has been a great honour and privilege to be a part of the “De Ja Voodoo” sideshow family for a week at Woodford Folk Festival.

Woodford6Run by headline performers Zoe Ellis (Zoe L’Amore of Electric Dollhouse) and Chayne Hultgren (The Space Cowboy), Larrikin Puppets shared the stage in the ‘Deja Voodoo’ sideshow dome every day with Ruben de Waal (Dr. Rube’s Flea Circus) and Shep Huntly (Dr. Hubble’s Big Bubble Show) at the children’s events.

Elissa and I performed three puppet shows a day, every day at the festival. Woodford4

This has been a truly amazing and memorable experience. Woodford Folk Festival is one of Australia’s biggest festivals, and I feel very blessed to have been invited to be a part of it.

Happy New Year!

Brett Hansen – Larrikin Puppets








If you run a festival and would like us to perform, Larrikin Puppets festival puppet shows are usually $450 per show and roving is usually $90 per hour. However, for more than one performance we can do a deal for you. Contact us here to discuss.

Puppet Show details –
Suitable for the whole family, this puppet show is 30 minutes of songs, games, jokes, skits and comical interaction with the audience, followed by an additional 5 minute demonstration on how the puppets work, and a 10 minute meet and greet, where the kids have an opportunity to have their photo taken with Troggg, our friendly blue monster star.
Total duration: 45 minutes.

Roving details –
Brett wanders around events with Troggg the blue monster and/or Moss the green monster. Elissa wanders around events with Flossy the pink monster. Guests can chat and mingle with Troggg/Moss/Flossy, and get their photo taken with them.

Additional inclusions for the cost:
– Time allowance for travel to and from the event, set-up and pack-up of the puppet stage, props, puppets and sound equipment.
– Rehearsal time prior to the event.

PLEASE NOTE: Events that require us to travel long distances (ie. flights from Brisbane or drives longer than three hours from Brisbane) will incur additional costs such as flights, excess baggage, fuel and accomodation for two. If your budget allows for this, please contact us to make arrangements.


You can find out more about our festival performances under the “Fetes and Festivals” section of this website. We’d be more than happy to discuss options. Troggg and his furry friends love performing at festivals!



Upcoming Public Puppet Shows


Here’s a list of upcoming public puppet shows we’re performing – Starring Troggg the blue monster and his furry friends! —

* Friday, 22 January @ Tabatinga Tweed Heads​ (Seagulls Club), 11am NSW time (10am QLD time if you’re coming down from Brisbane or the Gold Coast).

* Thursday, 17 March @ Bunnings Warwick​ – “Easter Family Night”, 6:45pm.

* Friday, 25 March (Good Friday) @ Redcliffe Sails Festival​ (Suttons Beach, Redcliffe), 10:45am.

* Monday, 28 March (Easter Monday) @ Seagulls Club​ (Tweed Heads), 2pm NSW time (1pm QLD time if you’re coming down from Brisbane or the Gold Coast).

* Thursday, 7 April @ South Bank Parklands​ – “Little Days Out”: 3 Puppet Shows, 9am – 1pm.

* Saturday, 16 April @ Ipswich Festival​ – “Creative Kidz”: 2 Puppet Shows + Roving Puppetry, 12pm – 5pm.

Tabatinga Seagulls School Holiday Public Puppet ShowLarrikin Puppets will be performing several private birthday party shows and other events during this time also. Remember to fill out our booking enquiry form if you’d like to have Troggg and the gang perform a puppet show at YOUR event!

Please note, we will be based in Brooklyn, New York (USA) throughout May, June and July. But we’ll be back in Brisbane (Australia) from August. We have openings for more public puppet shows (and private ones) between January and April, and from August onwards. Get in early for those Christmas parties and festivals!

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School Holiday Puppetry Workshop for Kids (Two Days) – with Larrikin Puppets (October 2015)

Puppet Workshop002Larrikin Puppets presents a two day School Holiday puppetry workshop in #‎Brisbane‬ (Moorooka/Salisbury).

KIDS can learn how to puppeteer in the Muppet style of puppetry!

1-2 October. Build confidence, improve communication skills, make people laugh, learn a new skill and have fun!


Learn the basic techniques that bring Muppet-style puppet characters to life in an interactive workshop led by Brett Hansen and Elissa Jenkins.

Larrikin Puppets is running beginner workshop programs for children. No previous puppetry experience needed. Students will get a chance to practice puppetry techniques using real puppets.

For more info or to book, visit the link below.

Why learn puppetry?

– Build confidence
– Improve communication
– Make people laugh
– Learn the skill behind the magic of Sesame Street and The Muppets
– Expand your drama/theatre portfolio
– Have fun!

School Holiday Two Day Workshop:
Beginner Puppetry for Kids, Day 1 – Thursday 1st of Oct: 10am – 4pm.
Beginner Puppetry for Kids, Day 2 – Friday 2nd of Oct: 10am – 4pm.
Book here:

Brett is a professional puppeteer with Larrikin Puppets.

He was ‘puppetry consultant’ for both the 2012 and 2014 Brisbane Arts Theatre productions of Broadway’s “Avenue Q”.

Brett also trained a cast of nine improvisational theatre performers in puppetry for the Larrikin Puppets and Edge Improv co-production, “Thank Troggg You’re Here: A Puppet Impro Spectacular!”

Brett was puppet trainer on the set of “Cluck: The Web Series” as well.