Larrikin Puppets perform a fun and exciting Vacation Care Puppet Show and/or a hands-on Puppetry Performance Workshop that will keep the children and staff happy!
Brett Hansen, Elissa Jenkins and their funny puppet characters provide quality entertainment and fun for vacation care in and around Brisbane, the Moreton Bay Region, Ipswich, the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.
We’ve brought our puppet shows and puppetry workshops to St John’s Anglican College ABCC in Forest Lake, YMCA Bowen Hills, Little Genesis Outside School Hours Care in Bray Park, PCYC Vacation Care in Beenleigh, Mother Teresa PCYC in Ormeau, PCYC Pallara School Aged Care, Forest Lake State School Outside School Hours Care, Middle Park State School OSHC, Centacare St. Ita’s OSHC in Dutton Park, Centacare St. Francis Xavier OSHC in Goodna, Redbank Plains State School OSHC, Wavell Heights OSHC (Our Lady of the Angels School), Wynnum Family Day Care (Wynnum Baptist Church) and The Lakes College Vacation Care in North Lakes.
See below for full details on how you can create a special and memorable day of puppetry as part of your vacation care programme!
Puppet Show – $350 (one puppeteer / Brett only), $450 (two puppeteers / Brett and Elissa).
Puppetry Workshop – $450.
We charge 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.
Puppet Show Description:
Suitable for early childhood to primary school level, with plenty of humour for the staff and
teachers to enjoy too, the puppet show is 30 zany and colourful minutes of songs, games, jokes, skits and comical interaction with the audience. The style of puppetry is a bit like The Muppets and Sesame Street. 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 the blue monster. All up it’s about a 45 minute performance.
Puppetry Workshop Description:
Learn the basic techniques that bring Muppet-style puppet characters to life in an interactive 1 hour puppetry performance workshop led by Brett Hansen and Elissa Jenkins. Students will get a chance to practice puppetry techniques using real puppets. After a brief demonstration puppet show, we talk about different types of puppetry, then teach a hands-on class about puppet lip sync, walking, arm rod movements, emotions, voices, singing and dancing.
Minimum 5 students. Better value to have 10 or more. 30-40 is the ideal class number.
If 5-10 students, Brett will teach only.
If over 10 students, Elissa will assist.
On the day:
Puppet Show – Puppeteer Brett Hansen 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” demo, and the 5-10 minute meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Troggg. The puppeteer then packs up.
1 Hour Puppetry Workshop –
Puppeteers Brett Hansen and Elissa Jenkins arrive about 1 hour before the puppetry workshop’s starting time to set up the stage, sound equipment, performance puppets and workshop puppets for the students to use during the class. Students and teachers/leaders join in to learn all the different Muppet-style puppetry techniques for one hour. Students and teachers can ask questions during a brief Q&A session at the end. Then Elissa and Brett pack everything away.
- 30 minute puppet show of songs, games, jokes and comical interaction with the audience OR 1 hour hands-on puppetry performance workshop.
- 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.
Vacation Care at The Lakes College in North Lakes said, “Thank you so much for coming! They loved it! All afternoon they made puppet shows and were talking about Troggg. Haha! So cute!”
612 ABC Brisbane’s Spencer Howson wrote a Bmag article about Brett Hansen and Larrikin Puppets. See it here.