Shoebox Theatre Company – Avenue Q | Larrikin Puppets

Flossy and Frazzamatazz had a fun night out at Shoebox Theatre Company’s excellent production of “Avenue Q” in Toowoomba.

 

We ran a pre-audition puppetry workshop in September 2018, and then we returned to Toowoomba in November for a revised workshop with the chosen cast, and assisting with specific scenes they might need help with.

 

 

 

The September workshop made it onto Seven News!

We love Avenue Q and have trained a few different casts. If you’d like some puppetry training, contact us here:

 

In the meantime, if you’re in or near Toowoomba, go and see Avenue Q at USQ Artsworx!

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Having trained a few casts of Avenue Q over the years we were delighted to teach some new people the skills required to bring this wonderful production to life with good puppetry.

I love Avenue Q. I first saw the show when an Australian and New Zealand touring production came to QPAC in 2010. I’ve seen the off-Broadway production in New York City twice (the second time we were lucky enough to be taken on a backstage tour to meet all the puppets and have a look at the sets up close).

In 2012 I auditioned for a role in the Brisbane Arts Theatre production of Avenue Q, and ended up being cast as co-puppeteer for Trekkie Monster and Nicky, as well as being the puppetry trainer for the whole puppeteer cast. My official title was ‘puppetry consultant’.

In 2014 I was asked to train a new Avenue Q cast at Brisbane Arts Theatre. New director, new cast, new production team.

In 2017 I trained the Sunnybank Theatre Group production of Avenue Q.

Now in 2019, this is Toowoomba’s first local production of Avenue Q with performances taking place in February.

Elissa and I had a great time attending the show at USQ Artsworx last Friday 8 February 2019.

– Brett.

 

 

 

Larrikin Puppets at Rise & Shine Kindergarten – Maroochydore / Buderim, Sunshine Coast

On Monday, 18 February 2019 we’re heading up to Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast to perform a fun puppet show at Rise & Shine Kindergarten – Maroochydore / Buderim.

If you’d like a puppet show at your Sunshine Coast childcare centre or kindergarten, visit us at http://www.larrikinpuppets.com.au/childcare-and-kindies/

Childcare and Kindy

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Early Learning Centres, KindergartensWe always love performing on the Sunshine Coast. Past performances by Larrikin Puppets in the areas have included Maroochydore State School, Noosa Tewantin Playgroup, Tewantin Community Kindergarten, Little Characters Early Learning Centre in Woombye, the Teddy Bear Fair at Sunshine Coast Private Hospital in Buderim, the Kawana Waters Hotel in Buddina, Buderim Tavern, Noosa Reef Hotel, Cooroy Fusion Festival, Cooroy Library, Noosaville Library, AEIOU Early Learning Centre in Sippy Downs, the Tewantin-Noosa RSL, Guppy’s Early Learning Centres in Beerwah, birthday parties in Witta (Maleny), Kuluin, Palmwoods and more.

We’ve completed three months of professional development in the USA, which included performances and advanced training with Jim Henson puppeteers from The Muppets and Sesame Street.

We also perform in shopping centres, libraries, council festivals and schools all over South East Queensland and Central Queensland, and have performed puppetry on such children’s TV shows as Totally WildThe Bureau of Magical Things and Juiced TV.

If you’re a Sunshine Coast kindergarten or childcare centre, you might be interested to know that we present a colourful and exciting puppet show for childcare centres, featuring zany Muppet-style characters performing age appropriate songs, skits, jokes, games and live interaction with the audience. The puppets encourage the audience to dance, sing and play along. There’s also a “How the puppets work” demonstration at the end.

Brisbane Entertainment, Childrens Entertainer, School | Puppet Show, Story Time - Book WeekWe also offer our Story Time puppet show featuring a story book by one of three Australian children’s authors – read by Elissa with puppets demonstrating active listening and engagement, plus a story sing-along.

Total duration: 45 minutes.

Here’s a fun 30 second YouTube video showing all the excitement of our shows.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Nurseryland Childcare Early Learning Centres

Cost Options:
$450 – Two performers; Brett Hansen and Elissa Jenkins.
Same price for regular puppet show and Story Time puppet show.

$350 – One performer; Brett Hansen.
For those with a smaller budget we offer a simpler show with just one performer (myself) without the female characters.

Cost Covers:
– Two performers ($450) or One performer ($350).
– 30 minute 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.
– Time allowance for travel to and from venue.
– Load in, set-up and pack-down of the puppet stage, props, puppets and sound equipment.
– Rehearsal time prior to the event.
– Quality characters.
– Quality puppetry.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Little Seeds Early Learning, Palm Beach

Our puppet stage is 2.5 metres wide, plus the two speakers – making our front of stage roughly 3 metres to 3.5 metres in total. We use about 1.5 to 2 metres behind the stage to set up our puppets, props, seat and ourselves for performing. We use one powerpoint.

Blue Card and Insurance: 
Brett’s Blue Card number is 1161011/3, Elissa’s is 690261/3. We have public liability insurance through Duck For Cover Entertainers Insurance.

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Larrikin Puppets at Tewantin Community Kindergarten C&K

On Friday, 15 February 2019 we’re heading up to Tewantin on the Sunshine Coast to perform a fun puppet show at Tewantin Community Kindergarten – part of C&K.

If you’d like a puppet show at your childcare centre or kindergarten, visit us at http://www.larrikinpuppets.com.au/childcare-and-kindies/

Childcare and Kindy

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Early Learning Centres, KindergartensSince our formation in 2012, Larrikin Puppets has performed at many childcare and kindergarten centres including all Avenues and Guppy’s Early Learning Centres, a large number of C&K and Goodstart Early Learning Centres, and many other independent centres and kindys.

We’ve completed three months of professional development in the USA, which included performances and advanced training with Jim Henson puppeteers from The Muppets and Sesame Street.

We also perform in shopping centres, libraries, council festivals and schools all over South East Queensland and Central Queensland, and have performed puppetry on such children’s TV shows as Totally WildThe Bureau of Magical Things and Juiced TV.

We present a colourful and exciting puppet show for childcare centres, featuring zany Muppet-style characters performing age appropriate songs, skits, jokes, games and live interaction with the audience. The puppets encourage the audience to dance, sing and play along. There’s also a “How the puppets work” demonstration at the end.

Brisbane Entertainment, Childrens Entertainer, School | Puppet Show, Story Time - Book WeekWe also offer our Story Time puppet show featuring a story book by one of three Australian children’s authors – read by Elissa with puppets demonstrating active listening and engagement, plus a story sing-along. Please let us know if you’d like us to present our story time show.

Total duration: 45 minutes.

Here’s a fun 30 second YouTube video showing all the excitement of our shows.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Nurseryland Childcare Early Learning Centres

Cost Options:
$450 – Two performers; Brett Hansen and Elissa Jenkins.
Same price for regular puppet show and Story Time puppet show.

$350 – One performer; Brett Hansen.
For those with a smaller budget we offer a simpler show with just one performer (myself) without the female characters.

Cost Covers:
– Two performers ($450) or One performer ($350).
– 30 minute 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.
– Time allowance for travel to and from venue.
– Load in, set-up and pack-down of the puppet stage, props, puppets and sound equipment.
– Rehearsal time prior to the event.
– Quality characters.
– Quality puppetry.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Little Seeds Early Learning, Palm Beach

Our puppet stage is 2.5 metres wide, plus the two speakers – making our front of stage roughly 3 metres to 3.5 metres in total. We use about 1.5 to 2 metres behind the stage to set up our puppets, props, seat and ourselves for performing. We use one powerpoint.

Blue Card and Insurance: 
Brett’s Blue Card number is 1161011/3, Elissa’s is 690261/3. We have public liability insurance through Duck For Cover Entertainers Insurance.

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Larrikin Puppets at Caba Happy Home Family Day Care

On Thursday, 7 February 2019 we’re heading down to Bogangar in Northern NSW to perform a fun puppet show at Caba Happy Home – part of the Northern Rivers Family Day Care scheme.

If you’d like a puppet show at your childcare centre or family day care, visit us at http://www.larrikinpuppets.com.au/childcare-and-kindies/

Childcare and Kindy

Since our formation in 2012, Larrikin Puppets has performed at many childcare centres and kindergartens including all Avenues and Guppy’s Early Learning Centres, a large number of C&K and Goodstart Early Learning Centres, and many other independent centres and kindys.
We’ve completed three months of professional development in the USA, which included performances and advanced training with Jim Henson puppeteers from The Muppets and Sesame Street.
We also perform in shopping centres, libraries, council festivals and schools all over South East Queensland and Central Queensland, and have performed puppetry on such children’s TV shows as Totally WildThe Bureau of Magical Things and Juiced TV.
We present a colourful and exciting puppet show for childcare centres, featuring zany Muppet-style characters performing age appropriate songs, skits, jokes, games and live interaction with the audience. The puppets encourage the audience to dance, sing and play along. There’s also a “How the puppets work” demonstration at the end.
Brisbane Entertainment, Childrens Entertainer, School | Puppet Show, Story Time - Book WeekWe also offer our Story Time puppet show featuring a story book by one of three Australian children’s authors – read by Elissa with puppets demonstrating active listening and engagement, plus a story sing-along. Please let us know if you’d like us to present our story time show.
Total duration: 45 minutes.
Here’s a fun 30 second YouTube video showing all the excitement of our shows.
Cost Options:
$450 – Two performers; Brett Hansen and Elissa Jenkins.
Same price for regular puppet show and Story Time puppet show.
$350 – One performer; Brett Hansen.
For those with a smaller budget we offer a simpler show with just one performer (myself) without the female characters.
Cost Covers:
– Two performers ($450) or One performer ($350).
– 30 minute 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.
– Time allowance for travel to and from venue.
– Load in, set-up and pack-down of the puppet stage, props, puppets and sound equipment.
– Rehearsal time prior to the event.
– Quality characters.
– Quality puppetry.
Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Little Seeds Early Learning, Palm Beach
Our puppet stage is 2.5 metres wide, plus the two speakers – making our front of stage roughly 3 metres to 3.5 metres in total. We use about 1.5 to 2 metres behind the stage to set up our puppets, props, seat and ourselves for performing. We use one powerpoint.
Blue Card and Insurance: 
Brett’s Blue Card number is 1161011/3, Elissa’s is 690261/3. We have public liability insurance through Duck For Cover Entertainers Insurance.

 

 

 

School Incursions for Design and Technologies Curriculum

School IncursionsLarrikin Puppets is excited to announce its 2019 School Incursions program. Our new program includes performances and workshops that are in line with the Design and Technologies strands of the Australian Curriculum. As part of this curriculum students create a simple two dimensional design then learn about working parts and how to turn their design into a three dimensional puppet character.

 

Many schools (both public and private) around South East Queensland and Central Queensland have booked Larrikin Puppets to either perform our puppet show – which includes a segment on how the puppets work, or run our puppetry performance workshop – which is a hands on workshop teaching students the mechanisms of Muppet-style puppetry.

Quite a few schools booked these in 2018 as part of their Design and Technologies curriculum including schools from rural and regional areas.

In 2019, in addition to our exciting puppet shows and intriguing puppetry performance workshops, we’ve also launched a new sock puppet craft and performance workshop. There are two versions of this workshop; one for ages 5-8 and a more advanced version for ages 9 and over.

 

 

We find that the puppet show performances are more enjoyed by students in Prep and Grades 1 and 2 while the workshops tend to be enjoyed by students of all ages.

While an ideal fit, our school incursions are not restricted to the early primary Design and Technologies curriculum, with many schools booking our workshops for upper primary as well, particularly as a supportive and fun medium for storytelling, drama, theatre, comedy, music and singing. We also run the same programs for Vacation Care.

Explore more info on the Sock Puppet Making Craft Workshops and the Puppetry Performance Workshops.

If you have any questions please complete the Booking Enquiry Form or contact Elissa on 0418 786 986.

School Incursions

 

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Would you love to see quality, original puppetry performance art that supports child development? Become a Larrikin Puppets patron now at www.patreon.com/larrikinpuppets

 

Larrikin Puppets has experienced growth and success beyond its wildest dreams and, for that, we will be forever grateful. We love the impact we’ve made so far on children of all ages all over South-East Queensland through our live puppet shows and puppetry performance workshops.

A sustainable puppetry arts business is almost unheard of in this day and age. We get that. We also get that we’re lucky to have a thriving arts business. In fact, the harder we work at the art of puppetry, the luckier we get. 😉

But the current cast of cute, colourful characters are starting to get a bit antsy. They long for something more. They desperately want to talk, dance, sing and interact with more children – children in Australia and all over the world. They also yearn for some artistic freedom!

Making quality original puppetry performance art – puppet building, scripting, songwriting and dance choreography – that supports child development is super expensive. But with plenty of public support, we know we can do it!

Why? Because learning through reading, talking, dancing and singing is where it’s at. In fact, 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first 5 years and, in the first few years of life, more than 1 million new neural connections are formed every second.

The experts at Harvard University say:

“…providing young children with a healthy environment in which to learn and grow is not only good for their development—economists have also shown that high-quality early childhood programs bring impressive returns on investment to the public.”

This means supporting Larrikin Puppets is not only wonderful for parents or carers with children, but for anyone who wants to see children across Australia and around the world experience high learning, behaviour and health outcomes.

Your support will give Larrikin Puppets the artistic freedom to:
– create original live shows for children with themes around multiculturalism, social inclusion, the environment and kindness/anti-bullying.
– write, film and produce an original TV series for children focusing on joy, play, love, kindness, compassion and empathy.
– write a CD of original children’s music.
– build new original puppets, sets and props.

Supporting Larrikin Puppets on Patreon will bring you and your kids joy, laughter and learning PLUS you’ll receive behind the scenes inside scoops into this crazy, colourful world of fuzzy puppets.

Together let’s talk, play, sing, dance and interact with fast paced puppet fun!

For more info about what we do, visit the Larrikin Puppets website or follow us on FacebookInstagram and LinkedIn.

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Larrikin Puppets at Guppy’s Early Learning Centres | Australia

Australia – In celebration of this land, Larrikin Puppets are about to embark on a tour of Guppy’s Early Learning Centres to perform our Australian themed puppet show.

We’re travelling around this hot, brown land to bring laughter and fun to a whole chain of Queensland childcare centres in the lead up to the 26th of January and a little bit after it as well.

Larrikin Puppets at Guppy's Early Learning Centres | Australia

Larrikin Puppets at Guppy's Early Learning Centres | Australia

Larrikin Puppets at Guppy's Early Learning Centres | Australia

Larrikin Puppets at Guppy's Early Learning Centres

Larrikin Puppets at Guppy's Early Learning Centres

Larrikin Puppets at Guppy's Early Learning Centres

Larrikin Puppets at Guppy's Early Learning Centres | Australia

 

Troggg and his puppet friends love performing at childcare centres so we’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in having one of our colourful and fun puppet shows at your childcare centre. Here’s a 30 second video showing all the fun and excitement of a Larrikin Puppets show!

 

You can find out more details about our childcare puppet shows here:

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare CentresChildren's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Taigum Child Care CentreBrett Hansen and Elissa Jenkins, along with their troupe of friendly and funny puppet characters provide top quality entertainment and fun for childcare centres and kindergartens in and around Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and other parts of South East Queensland.

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Cost Options: 
$350 (one puppeteer – Just Brett).
$450 (two puppeteers – Elissa and Brett).
Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Brett Hansen, Larrikin PuppetsFor our general comedy-variety puppet show, having the two puppeteers (Elissa and Brett) means more gender balance with some female puppet characters and more audience interaction. If that doesn’t suit your budget, the solo shows (just Brett) with “Troggg” and the gang are just as dynamic and exciting.
Please note: Shows with themed, educational content (Australia, Healthy Eating, World Environment Day, Book Week, Kindness and Anti-Bullying) are $450 and will require both puppeteers.

There is an initial 50% deposit to lock in the booking.

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 balance can be paid in cash on the day of the event, or via direct deposit afterwards. Details of Payment Methods here.

 Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Taigum Child Care Centre

Description:

Suitable for early childhood, with plenty of humour for the staff and 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 sharing, kindness, exercise, looking after the environment and healthy eating – can also be requested in your booking enquiry. In most cases we are booked to perform our regular fun and exciting puppet show which promotes creative play!

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Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Taigum Child Care Centre, Brett HansenThe show is followed by an additional presentation (lasting about 5 minutes) where Brett and Elissa demonstrate 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 blue monster and his little sister “Marina”. All up it’s about a 45 minute performance.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Taigum Child Care Centre, QLD

 Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Story TimeWe also offer Story Time with Larrikin Puppets at childcare / kindy, which is a segment in which Elissa reads a children’s book by an Australian author, while Troggg, Frazzamatazz and friends play along with the story. More details about our story time segment here.

 

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Story Time, Brisbane

 

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, AEIOU Early Learning Childcare | AEIOU Foundation for children with autismFor babies and 1-2 year olds, we offer an interactive show, filled with all the colour and musical fun of the regular show, but the puppeteer also emerges from behind the stage throughout the show with various cute and fluffy animal puppets for each child to see up close.

For shows where we have been requested to incorporate content on healthy eating and food allergies, this information has been sourced from consultations with expert naturopath and nutritionist Lauren Stark BHSc from Naturally For You Health & Wellness.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Naturally For You Health & Wellness

On the day:

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Beach Road Child Care Centre Hervey BayPuppeteers arrive at the childcare centre 1 hour 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 puppeteers then pack up the stage and other equipment.

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Inclusions:

  • 30 minute puppet show of songs, games, jokes and comical interaction with the audience.
  •  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.
  •  Quality characters.
  •  Quality puppetry.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Nurseryland Childcare Early Learning Centres

Professional Development and Formal Training:
Brett and Elissa have completed three months of professional development in the USA, which included advanced, formal training with Jim Henson puppeteers from The Muppets and Sesame Street.
Blue Card and Insurance: 
Brett’s Blue Card number is 1161011/2, Elissa’s is 690261/2. We have public liability insurance through Duck For Cover Entertainers Insurance.

Enquire Now!

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Little Seeds Early Learning, Palm Beach

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Early Learning CentresSunkids at Burleigh said, “We had Larrikin Puppets attend our childcare centre last week and absolutely loved it! Brett kept all 106 children in the centre amused and laughing their heads off the entire time! They are still talking about the ‘cute’ and ‘crazy’ puppets! What an amazing show! Thanks Brett can’t wait to have you back!!”.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Little Willow Early Learning Centre, Bracken RidgeBeaucare in Beudesert said, “An absolutely fantastic puppet show! The children loved it, lots of laughter and excitement! Brett was very professional in his manner, extremely well organised and engaging with the children. Informative and educational show, the children were delighted to be able to touch the puppets and see how they are manipulated. I recommend Larrikin Puppets, incredible children’s entertainers!”

Larrikin Puppets will also perform at public events at the childcare centre, like centre open days, fetes, and Christmas break up parties.

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Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Early Learning Centres, KindergartensFor more information and updates about Larrikin Puppets and our work with childcare centres, please ‘Like’ our Facebook page.

612 ABC Brisbane’s Spencer Howson wrote an article for Bmag about Brett Hansen and Larrikin Puppets. See it here.

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Larrikin Puppets at The Buderim Tavern | Sunshine Coast

Larrikin Puppets will be performing two school holiday puppet shows for the whole family at The Buderim Tavern – 81 Burnett Street, Buderim (Sunshine Coast, QLD). The first one is on Tuesday 22 January 2019 starting at 4:30pm. The second one is during the Easter school holidays on Tuesday 16 April 2019, also starting at 4:30pm.

These are a FREE family shows at Buderim Tavern!
Book a table for dinner after the show!
Ph: 5453 3777

Larrikin Puppets are bringing their colourful and exciting puppet show to the Buderim Tavern for a special school holiday performance!

Be delighted by Troggg the friendly blue monster and all of his furry, funny friends at 4:30pm before dinner!

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Festival Entertainment, Woodford | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - PuppeteerPuppeteers Brett Hansen and Elissa Jenkins have performed and trained in the USA with Jim Henson puppeteers from “Sesame Street” and “The Muppets”. Larrikin Puppets has appeared at events such as the Woodford Folk Festival and the Puppetry Arts Festival of Brooklyn (NYC), and on TV shows The Bureau of Magical Things and Totally Wild!

For further details, visit the Buderim Tavern official event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2220011568240765/

This is not the first event Larrikin Puppets has performed at pubs, clubs, RSLs, restaurants, hotels, resorts or halls. Larrikin Puppets has previously performed at Kawana Waters Hotel (Buddina), Tewantin-Noosa RSL, The Belvedere Hotel (Woody Point), Blue Pacific Hotel (Woorim), The Glen Hotel (Eight Mile Plains), The Gardens Club (Brisbane City), Seagulls Leagues Club (Tweed Heads), Tabatinga Tweed Heads (also at Seagulls Leagues Club), The Greek Club (South Brisbane), Casablanca Restaurant/Bar/Club (Petrie Tce, Brisbane), Paradise Resort (Surfers Paradise), Moura Kianga Hall / Kianga Memorial Hall, Paddington Community Hall, Langley Park Hall (Camira), Kruger Hall (Kallangur), Excelsior Band Hall (Maryborough), Kilcoy Memorial Hall and Cultural Centre, Burpengary Community Hall, Murarrie Progress Association Community Hall, Injune Memorial Hall, Mowbraytown Hall (East Brisbane), Wellington Point Community Hall and Rosalie Baptist Church Hall.

Larrikin Puppets has also performed in other parts of the Sunshine Coast such as Kuluin, Sippy Downs, Maroochydore and more.

We hope you can join us at the Buderim Tavern.

Queensland Theatre of Puppetry (QTOP) / Timbarra Productions / Larrikin Puppets / The Mark Rengel Puppet Theatre Company

We had a great time yesterday watching “Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs” puppet show at Queensland Theatre of Puppetry (QTOP) starring Phil Bell (Timbarra Productions) and his young cast of puppeteers on school holidays! Joining us was Mark from The Mark Rengel Puppet Theatre Company.

Queensland Theatre of Puppetry (QTOP) / Timbarra Productions / Larrikin Puppets / The Mark Rengel Puppet Theatre CompanyQueensland Theatre of Puppetry (QTOP) / Timbarra Productions / Larrikin Puppets / The Mark Rengel Puppet Theatre CompanyThis was our second visit to the theatre. The Queensland Theatre of Puppetry events are held in the Gerda Pinter Pavilion at MacIntosh Island Park in Surfers Paradise. This venue is a dedicated puppet theatre, and is fully equipped with great lighting, sound, curtains, seating, and everything that makes a puppet show look the best it can be. Cost of entry was $6 cash at the door, and all of that money is donated to charity.

Here’s a photo from our first visit to QTOP in 2018:

Queensland Theatre of PuppetryIf you would like to attend any of The Queensland Theatre of Puppetry performances, please visit their official website: https://qtop.org.au/ 

The next big production they’ll be performing in 2019 is “Alice In Wonderland” during the Easter School holidays. You can also keep up to date with everything QTOP is doing via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Queensland-Theatre-of-Puppetry-QTOP-182158445148404/