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Online Puppet Show | Boroondara Park Primary School (Melbourne)
The show yesterday was fantastic, so thank you! The children really enjoyed it, and we were so impressed with how engaged the children were despite the fact that the show was not face to face.
Boroondara Park Primary School
Puppetry Performance Workshop | Charlotte Mason College
I just wanted to take the time to thank you for the amazing session we had here with you at Charlotte Mason College. Our students are still talking about it and you have inspired many of them to look into voice acting or puppetry themselves.
I was amazed at the engagement of all of our students, especially those with additional needs who can often struggle with crowds and loud noises.
Thank you for your generosity and engagement with our students.
Charlotte Mason College
Puppetry on Cheeky Moon comedy series, “IT’S A CULT!”
We had the great joy of working with Larrikin Puppets on a weekend film shoot. With the cast member playing our puppet character unavailable, Brett stepped in as a guest puppeteer, miming an entire speech of lengthy prerecorded audio.
Brett took this seemingly difficult brief in his stride, going above and beyond in rehearsal to make this look entirely natural. More importantly, he and Elissa brought along their boundless energy and easygoing patience. Not only were they a joy to work with; their presence on set truly boosted morale and made the shoot a more enjoyable experience for all involved.
And of course, we’re absolutely delighted with the way Brett brought our puppet character to living, breathing life with his carefully-honed craft.
We would go out of our way for the chance to work with with Larrikin Puppets again. We cannot recommend them enough.
Birthday Puppet Show at Childcare | Goodstart Sinnamon Park
I booked a show for my daughter’s 3rd Birthday and was absolutely blown away by the talented puppeteer Brett Hansen. The show had the perfect balance of stories, silliness, humour and pace to keep all the children engaged the whole time. This is the second time I have booked this show and I’ll definitely be booking again. Great for all ages. Thank you for all that you do.
Kristle Skennar – Kids Songs
Design and Technology Unit: Puppet Show | Warrigal Road State School
Just wanted to say a big thank you for performing for us on Thursday. On behalf of the Prep Team we really appreciate your services in educating our little ones through your playful range of puppets, stories and songs. I have had some really positive feedback from the other Teachers/Teacher Aides, and we all love how enthusiastic you both are. You are evidently inspirational to the children because they haven’t stopped taking about how awesome the experience was and they are really eager to start making more intricate puppets. We look forward to having you again next year!
Warrigal Road State School
Book Week | Wesley Mission Queensland Child Care Services
We had an absolute blast! The children laughed the whole way through the show and loved the opportunity to meet the puppets and puppeteers afterwards! What a great way to celebrate book week!
– Kate Redward.
Such a good show. My kindergartners have not stopped talking about it since yesterday. Thank you.
– Parin Irani.
Thank you Larrikin Puppets for the fantastic story time puppet show at our Jahjumbeen Kindergarten and Child Care Centre! #bookweek
Jahjumbeen Kindergarten and Child Care Centre, Wesley Mission Queensland Child Care Services
Wow what a wonderful show that Brett and Elissa performed at our childcare centre last week. Actually I think the word “divine” was mentioned by our Kindergarten Teacher. We are always looking for new incursions for our children and luckily we stumbled across Larrikin Puppets (don’t know why we hadn’t found them earlier). They were fun, professional and great value. The children were in hysterics the whole show and loved meeting the puppets afterwards. I highly recommend them and will be having them back each year.
Miami Community Children’s Centre
The Next Big Thing Coming Out Of Queensland
Larrikin Puppets are supremely talented. We hired them for my daughter’s 5th birthday recently (July 2019) and it was every bit of the fun and mischief we were hoping for.
It’s a pretty unique opportunity to have had the experience and the kids and parents all raved about my daughter’s special day. Brett and Elissa are kind, personable and very knowledgeable – I feel certain that they are on a trajectory for success and fame (TV pilots and other exciting projects in the wings!) and feel grateful to have been able to have such an intimate performance by them for our friends and family.
All the best guys. Good luck with everything the future holds.
It was amazing to watch many toddlers engaged the entire time. We had a broad age group of children from 12 months to 5years. Even the most reluctant audience members were totally engaged and participating towards the end of the show. It was loved by all including the grandmother that came to watch with her granddaughter. We are hoping we can coordinate it again for next year.
Kids Choice Granville
Jindalee State School – Great Show | Value For Money | Aligns With Year 1 Curriculum
We incorporated The Larrikin Puppet Show into our Design Technology and Drama units. The Year 1 students absolutely loved the show and were completely engaged throughout it. The opportunity to meet the puppets and learn how they work was fabulous. We will definitely book Larrikin Puppets to perform at our school as a part of these units for many years to come. # great show # value for money # aligns with Year 1 curriculum.
Jindalee State School
Perfect Birthday Party Entertainment
We highly recommend Larrikin puppets for kids birthday party. We had the most wonderful time at my son’s 3rd birthday party. All the kids from the age 2-10 enjoyed the show. Even the adults couldn’t keep their eyes off the show. I couldn’t have better entertainment for the party, worth every cent. Brett was amazing. Kids loved the theme of the show which was appropriate to cater for the age range.
Amee and Dharmesh
Ruby’s 3rd Birthday Party
Thank you so much Brett! What an awesome addition to the party you are. Everyone was raving about you and the puppets and it really made Ruby’s night. We had to sit and watch the little video I took over and over and over and over again.
Thank you for your professionalism and talent. Just awesome x x
Island Puppetry Workshop 2018
I just completed the Island Puppetry Workshop and thought it was fantastic. So much fun and Brett and Elissa pass on so much information and are both just really lovely people too. Highly recommend this workshop!
Island Puppetry Workshop 2018
Thank you so much for your hard work organising such an incredible weekend. To learn from so many wonderfully talented people is such a pleasure. We’re all on our own individual journeys, but somehow we’re all on it together. Thank you everyone.
Mr. Toot Entertainment
Island Puppetry Workshop 2018
What a wonderful bunch of people and puppets! Thanks Brett and Elissa for the work, time and dreams that went into this weekend, I had a blast!
Island Puppetry Workshop 2018
Thanks for the great weekend all you wonderful fur and fleece babies. Lovely to meet you all. Have fun and keep making the world better with puppets.
Alfie’s 5th Birthday Party
Hi Brett, Thank you so much for such a great puppet show at Alfie’s birthday. It was a real hit – lots of fun for young and old. I also liked the way you explained the puppets after the show and gave the children a chance to interact with the puppets.
Cooroy And Noosa Library Puppetry Workshops
We had heard about Larrikin Puppets, and of course the name appealed immediately. However, when we met Elissa and Brett and saw their fabulous show and workshop we were blown away. The show appeals to children of all ages, including toddlers up to young teens, and gives a lively introduction to puppetry and how it works. They bring all their own Muppet-style puppets – and there are lots of them, big and small – so that all the children can learn to handle their own puppet character. The workshop leads participants through a range of puppetry devices: movement, voice, creating character, and culminates in a mini-performance. Audience participation is high, and both Elissa and Brett are very attentive to individual children. Parents, grandparents and the children all had a great time. Warning: There may be a chance of higher than usual noise levels and wildly exciting fun!
Young People’s Librarian, Noosa Library Service
6th Birthday Puppet Spectacular
We booked Larrikin Puppets for my sons 6th birthday party. There were about 24 children and the same number of adults in attendance. Every single person in our backyard was entertained. The show was funny, fast paced (important to keep those little attention spans watching) and constantly changing with at least 6 different puppets making an appearance, the audience interaction was brilliant. My son couldn’t believe the puppets knew his favourite food, how much he liked dinosaurs and his face lit up every time they said his name. I had so many parents come up after and tell me how much they had enjoyed the entertainment. Brett and Elissa were also professional in their set up, pack up and interaction with me. I could not recommend Larrikin Puppets more highly and thank them so much for making my son’s birthday so much fun!!!
Flynn’s Birthday Party
Thanks so much again for the fabulous show on Sunday. I have never seen so many kids so excited and joyful before. Everyone loved it so much, especially our birthday boy.
Mansfield State School
Thank you so much for the wonderful Puppet Show you provided for the Year One Mansfield children. It was very entertaining and informative.
I hope your experience at our school was enjoyable for you both too. We hope that we can have your show back at our school another time.
Rachel Baker – Senior Teacher
Mansfield State School
Kilcoy State School
Hi Brett & Elissa, Thank you so much for your visit to Kilcoy! By all accounts and excitement from the children, they had an awesome time. The children have been very keen to make their own puppets and perform with our finger and hand puppets. Thanks once again for your wonderful performance.
Kilcoy State School
4th Birthday Party
Dear Brett, I cannot say thank you enough! The kids had such a fantastic time as did the grown ups. Thank you for making Kiera’s birthday so memorable. We will certainly be recommending you to friends and family.
All our children sat through the entire presentation
It’s not often a show is enjoyed by babies, however Larrikin Puppets captivated their attention for 30 minutes without a cry. Our older children are still talking about the show two weeks on!
E-Rock Pty Ltd
Best Kids Party Ever!
I would highly recommend Larrikin Puppets for a kids party. We had the most wonderful 3rd birthday party for our daughter. All of the children as well as the adults thoroughly loved it. It was so entertaining and for a mother that is not into amusing a backyard full of three year olds it was the best value for money ever! It truly was worth every cent. If you want something really unique that will bring a lot of joy book Larrikin Puppets. You won’t be disappointed.
Sunshine Coast Teddy Bear Fair
Please accept my sincere thanks for helping us make last weekend’s Teddy Bear Fair such a huge success. Feedback received from the event, both on the day and via the online feedback forms we’ve received since, has been overwhelmingly positive and the day simply wouldn’t have had the same energy without your generous support.
Your performance on stage was absolutely amazing and several people have commented specifically on how ‘fantastic’ the puppet show was.
Thanks again for helping us to raise the profile of our maternity services among the Sunshine Coast community.
National Aboriginal And Islander Children’s Day
Brett and his awesome crew of puppets entertained kids aged 2 to 72 at The Family Place for Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day last week. It was hilarious and a treat that will be talked about for years to come. I still have the talking cheesecake song stuck in my head.
The Family Place
Hi Brett and Elissa, thank you so very much for today…we are still receiving enthusiastic and positive feedback from the many happy people who watched and took part in your show. A number of Mums and Dads have even told us that their little puppeteers have been putting on shows for the family ever since this morning’s workshop. A big thank you again for putting smiles on our market goers’ faces.
Bribie Island Community Arts Centre
My Fair Lady – QPAC
GREAT job today. It was just what the doctor ordered and the company can’t stop laughing… particularly about the chicken, for no reason I can point to. Thanks for doing a bang up job!
Touring cast and company of My Fair Lady Australia.