Family Entertainment at Pubs, Clubs & RSLs

Popular children’s entertainers Larrikin Puppets perform fun and exciting live family entertainment at pubs, clubs and RSLs! Diners and families will be captivated by this colourful and interactive puppet show starring Troggg, Marina and their furry, funny friends!

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Larrikin Puppets presents a colourful and exciting family entertainment for pubs, clubs and RSLs, featuring zany Muppet-style characters performing songs, skits, jokes, games and live interaction with the audience. The show features two performers, and encourages the audience to dance, sing and play along. There’s also some audience participation and a “How the puppets work” demonstration at the end. 

Performance Duration: 45 minutes, including the “How the puppets work” demonstration and a meet-and-greet with the audience after the show.

The style of puppetry is like The Muppets and Sesame Street, and we (two puppeteers) mostly perform from behind a puppet stage, but we do emerge as ‘humans’ during some of the interactive audience volunteer segments.

Cost: Larrikin Puppets shows for pubs, clubs and RSLs are $550 per show. For more than one performance (for example – one or two full weeks of daily performances), we can do a deal for you – making it cheaper per show for multiple shows in the same location. Contact us to discuss.

Cost Covers:
– 30 minute puppet show of songs, games, jokes and comical interaction with the audience, including audience volunteers to perform with puppets in the show’s finale.
– 5-10 minute Puppet meet-and-greet / Photo opportunity with Troggg and Marina.
– Time allowance for travel to and from, set-up and pack-down of the puppet stage, props, puppets and sound equipment.
– Rehearsal time prior to the event.
– Quality characters.
– Quality puppetry.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Events that require us to travel long distances (ie. flights from Brisbane or drives longer than three hours from Brisbane) will incur additional costs such as flights, excess baggage, fuel and accomodation. If your budget allows for this, please contact us to make arrangements.

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Professional Development and Formal Training:
We’ve 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:
We have current Blue Cards (Brett’s number is 1161011/3, Elissa’s is 690261/3) and are fully insured with Public Liability insurance through “Duck For Cover” entertainers insurance. These documents can be attached to an email, should you need them.

Stage Set-Up:
For pubs, clubs and RSLs where we are set up for a full day, week or fortnight of live family entertainment, it usually takes a bit over an hour to set up the puppet stage, props, puppets, sound equipment, and our pipe and drape backstage area. It’s a portable puppet stage with an overall height of 1.8 metres, and an overall length of 2.4 metres. The puppet stage is only a front-on facade. Behind it is our pipe and drape system which measures about 2.5 metres behind the puppet stage. This is where the puppets, props, and puppeteers go for performing.

Music and Sound Effects:
For music and sound effects, we use our own set of large PA speakers which we plug in an iPod and our wireless headset mics. These large PA speakers are great for pubs, clubs and RSLs where we are set up in one spot for a whole day or a whole week or two of live entertainment. Access to power is required for this.

On the day of arrival:
Puppeteers arrive about 1 hour and a half before the puppet show’s starting time to park the vehicle, load in all of the equipment to the performance space, set up the stage, sound equipment, props and puppets. If it is a week or two of live entertainment in the same pub, club or RSL, the puppeteers will arrive the day before to get everything all set up ready for a fresh start on Day 1 of live entertainment in the venue. The show (as described above) is performed for 30 minutes, followed by a “How the puppets work” demo and a meet-and-greet/photo opportunity. The puppeteers then pack up all the equipment after the final performance.

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TV Work: For Australian television we performed the puppetry in a music video for Regurgitator’s Pogogo Show (ABC Kids) and worked on a TV pilot in Sydney for a puppet cooking show starring Chef Jason Roberts (Studio Ten / Ready, Steady Cook). Previous television appearances have included Totally Wild (Network Ten) and The Bureau of Magical Things (Network Ten/Jonathan M. Shiff Productions). 

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