Larrikin Puppets perform at QPAC for My Fair Lady Cast and Company

My Fair Lady Larrikin Puppets QPACLarrikin Puppets had the great honour and privilege of being chosen as corporate entertainment for the cast and company of My Fair Lady (Opera Australia), directed by Dame Julie Andrews. Our puppet show was held on the rooftop terrace at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) on Wednesday, 26 April 2017. Among the very special members of our audience were Charles Edwards (Downton Abbey), Anna O’Byrne, Reg Livermore, Robyn Nevin, Mark Vincent, Tony Llewellyn-Jones, Deidre Rubenstein, Josh Gates, Joel Parnis and Don Winsor.

My Fair Lady QPAC puppet showThe mastermind behind booking Larrikin Puppets to entertain the show’s cast and company was cast member Don Winsor, who thought an adult level puppet show would be a fun surprise for everybody during their farewell BBQ between shows on the production’s final week in Brisbane.

My Fair Lady TestimonialThe premise of this specially tailored puppet show had the puppets auditioning for a puppet version of My Fair Lady, with Frizzby serving as host, and Troggg auditioning for the role of Eliza Doolittle (arguing with Flossy about the difference between the Cockney flower girl and animal whisperer Doctor Doolittle). The most memorable moment for the cast was the performance by Freerange the Chicken who they described as “random chicken”.

Elissa Brett QPACAfter the puppet show, Elissa and I wandered around with Troggg and Flossy to meet the various cast and company members and pose for photos and selfies with them. It was an unforgettable afternoon enjoyed by all.

 

Larrikin Puppets perform at QPAC for My Fair Lady CastSaid Mr. Don Winsor in an email later that night, “GREAT job today. It was just what the doctor ordered and the company can’t stop laughing… particularly about the chicken, for no reason I can point to. Thanks for doing a bang up job!”

Big thanks to My Fair Lady Australia for choosing us, and chookas for the rest of the tour!

Brett Hansen

Upcoming Public Puppet Shows

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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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