What child (or adult) doesn’t love a puppet show? Brett Hansen from Larrikin Puppets provides some very colourful and engaging library entertainment in Queensland starring “Troggg” the blue monster and his furry puppet friends!
Larrikin Puppets’ contribution to library entertainment in Queensland includes an exciting 30 minute puppet show of songs, games, jokes, skits and comical interaction with the audience. Great for school holidays! The style of puppetry is a bit like The Muppets and Sesame Street. The show is followed by an additional educational presentation (lasting about 5 minutes) where he demonstrates to the audience how all the puppets work. Then a 5-10 minute meet-and-greet were the kids can get their photo taken with Troggg the loveable blue monster. All up it’s about a 45 minute performance.
We do not cap the library puppet shows at a certain number of audience members. The largest crowd numbers we’ve had at a library show has been around 250, as pictured (right).
Larrikin Puppets has appeared at:
Garden City Library (Brisbane City Council), Logan Hyperdome Library (Logan City Council), and several Moreton Bay Region Libraries – Bribie Island Library, Burpengary Library, Caboolture Library, Deception Bay Library, North Lakes Library, Redcliffe Library, and Woodford Library (Moreton Bay Regional Council).
The cost for a library puppet show is $350. Larrikin Puppets charges an initial 50% deposit to lock in the booking – $175. This ensures that the chosen booking time is yours, and we’ll knock back others wanting the same date and time. And then the remaining $175 can be paid in cash on the day of the event, or via direct deposit afterwards.
Some libraries and council finance departments prefer to pay the full amount (either beforehand or after the performance date) rather than pay two seperate halves. We are happy to work with your systems and processes.
Inclusions for the Cost:
- 30 minute library puppet show of songs, games, jokes and comical interaction with the audience.
- 5 minute “How the puppets work” demonstration.
- 10 minute puppet meet-and-greet / Photo opportunity with Troggg the blue monster.
- Time allowance for travel to and from the library, set-up and pack-up of the puppet stage, props, puppets and sound equipment.
- Rehearsal time prior to the event.
- Quality characters.
- Quality puppetry.
Brett recently returned to Australia after three months of professional development in the USA, training and performing with Jim Henson puppeteers from Sesame Street and The Muppets.
Blue Card and Insurance:
Brett has a current Blue Card (number is 1161011/2) and is fully insured with Public Liability insurance through “Duck For Cover” entertainers insurance. Larrikin Puppets is also listed on the Brisbane City Council Creative Register.
For something different and educational, you may wish to host one of our puppetry performance workshops, where we teach the basic techniques that bring Muppet-style puppets to life. This workshop features an additional puppeteer and workshop co-ordinator – Elissa Jenkins, who has also received some Henson training in the USA.
If there are any other queries, please feel free to have a look at our FAQ page, outlining everything anybody could wish to know. We’re also happy to answer any other further questions you may have via email or the phone.
And our Terms & Conditions, including a bit of information on adult supervision (or crowd control) during the performance.