Larrikin Puppets perform a puppet show for schools that can be both educational and very entertaining for students and teachers alike!
Puppeteer Brett Hansen and his funny characters provide top quality educational entertainment and fun for schools in and around Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. See below for full details on how you can treat the students to a special puppet show at school!
The initial 50% deposit to lock in the booking is $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. Details of Payment Methods here.
Suitable for early childhood to primary school level (with plenty of humour for the teachers to enjoy too), this is a 30 minute puppet show of songs, games, jokes, skits and comical interaction with the audience. The style of puppetry is a bit like The Muppets and Sesame Street.
Educational content – such as friendship, sharing, anti-bullying, caring for the environment and healthy eating – can also be requested in your booking enquiry. There are all sorts of other messages and lessons that schools might like to incorporate into the puppet show. We’re happy to discuss any ideas you have, which we can write into a show for you.
The show is followed by an additional presentation (lasting about 5 minutes) where Brett 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, our friendly blue monster star. Sometimes at schools, they have all the students line up at the door and give Troggg a high five as they file out.
All up it’s about a 45 minute performance.
On the day:
Puppeteer arrives about 45 minutes before the puppet show’s starting time to set up the stage, sound equipment, props and puppets. The show (as described above) is performed for 30 minutes, followed by the 5 minute “how the puppets work” demonstration and the 5-10 minute meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Troggg. The puppeteer then packs up the stage and other equipment.
30 minute puppet show of songs, games, jokes and comical interaction with the audience – themed around friendship and working together.
5 minute “How the puppets work” demonstration.
5-10 minute puppet meet-and-greet / Photo opportunity with Troggg the blue monster.
Time allowance for travel to and from, set-up and pack-up of the puppet stage, props, puppets and sound equipment.
Rehearsal time prior to the event.
Content on healthy eating and food allergies has been sourced from consultations with expert naturopath and nutritionist Lauren Stark BHSc from Naturally For You Health & Wellness.
See the article that 612 ABC Brisbane’s Spencer Howson wrote for Bmag about Brett Hansen and Larrikin Puppets here.