Melbourne Festival of Puppetry 2017

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The Melbourne Festival of Puppetry is back! And this year, there is an incredible array of puppetry to be experienced from across Australia and across the world. This years program includes special performances from Anino Shadowplay Collective (Philipines), People Who Play With Theatre (New Zealand) as well as performances by the world-renowned Australian puppeteer Richard Bradshaw (NSW, Australia) to mention but a few. New to the festival this year is a workshop program for children and a professional development program for adults, including special guest workshop leader, Sorn Soran (Cambodia). There are free puppet events daily and performances across La Mama’s venues for all ages so book early! Remember, book four shows and receive your fifth show for free (use the 5 FOR 4 SPECIAL option).

The Melbourne Festival of Puppetry is supported by Creative Victoria, the City of Melbourne, La Mama Theatre, Lemony S Puppet Theatre and proudly sponsored by Creature Technology Company.

 

BARNABAS HAS NO FRIENDS Lachlan MacLeod & Mischa Long(Melbourne, Australia)3-5 years, July 4 – 6

BARNABAS HAS NO FRIENDS Lachlan MacLeod & Mischa Long
(Melbourne, Australia)
3-5 years, July 4 – 6

DREAMER Dream Puppets(Melbourne, Australia)3+ years, July 5 – 6

DREAMER Dream Puppets
(Melbourne, Australia)
3+ years, July 5 – 6

NELLA’S WINGS Sydney Puppet Theatre(Sutton Forest, NSW, Australia)4-8 years, July 4 – 6

NELLA’S WINGS Sydney Puppet Theatre
(Sutton Forest, NSW, Australia)
4-8 years, July 4 – 6

PUPPET PICNIC Various Artists(Perth, Melbourne, UK)All Ages, July 4 – 9

PUPPET PICNIC Various Artists
(Perth, Melbourne, UK)
All Ages, July 4 – 9

ARKIPELAGO 2: A STORY OF INTIMA-SEA Anino Shadowplay Collective(Manilla, The Philippines)All Ages, July 4 – 9

ARKIPELAGO 2: A STORY OF INTIMA-SEA Anino Shadowplay Collective
(Manilla, The Philippines)
All Ages, July 4 – 9

THE JUNIOR MIGHTY LITTLE PUPPET SHOW(Melbourne, Australia)6-12  years, July 4 – 6

THE JUNIOR MIGHTY LITTLE PUPPET SHOW
(Melbourne, Australia)
6-12 years, July 4 – 6

TALES OF THE SEA Lantern Tales – Melissa Edwards(Melbourne, Australia)3+ years, July 7 – 9

TALES OF THE SEA Lantern Tales – Melissa Edwards
(Melbourne, Australia)
3+ years, July 7 – 9

JACKIE AND THE BEANSTALK AboutFace Productions(Melbourne, Australia)4+ years, July 7 – 9

JACKIE AND THE BEANSTALK AboutFace Productions
(Melbourne, Australia)
4+ years, July 7 – 9

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH Mark Penzak(Castlemaine, VIC, Australia)6 -12 years, July 7 – 9

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH Mark Penzak
(Castlemaine, VIC, Australia)
6 -12 years, July 7 – 9

KYOKO’S CHILDNight of the One Hundred Demons (Australia/Hong Kong/Japan)All Ages, July 8

KYOKO’S CHILD
Night of the One Hundred Demons (Australia/Hong Kong/Japan)
All Ages, July 8

A QUARRELING PAIR: a triptych of small puppet plays(Melbourne, Australia)Adults (15+),  July 6 – 9

A QUARRELING PAIR: a triptych of small puppet plays
(Melbourne, Australia)
Adults (15+), July 6 – 9

TWO OLD PROS Richard Bradshaw and Dennis Murphy(Bowral/Sydney, NSW, Australia)Adults (12+), July 6 – 8

TWO OLD PROS Richard Bradshaw and Dennis Murphy
(Bowral/Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Adults (12+), July 6 – 8

LIFE IS A CAROUSEL Sanctum Theatre and Magic Lantern Studio(Melbourne, Australia)Adults (15+), July 6 – 9

LIFE IS A CAROUSEL Sanctum Theatre and Magic Lantern Studio
(Melbourne, Australia)
Adults (15+), July 6 – 9

SONGS OF LOVE AND DEATH Various Artists(Perth, Melbourne, UK)Adults (12+), July 6 – 9

SONGS OF LOVE AND DEATH Various Artists
(Perth, Melbourne, UK)
Adults (12+), July 6 – 9

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH IS TRAPPED IN A SUPERMARKET The People Who Play With Theatre(Auckland, New Zealand)Adults (15+), July 6 – 9

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH IS TRAPPED IN A SUPERMARKET The People Who Play With Theatre
(Auckland, New Zealand)
Adults (15+), July 6 – 9

TURMO!L: PUPPET CABARET Curated by Black Hole Theatre(Melbourne,  Australia)Adults (15+), July 8

TURMO!L: PUPPET CABARET Curated by Black Hole Theatre
(Melbourne, Australia)
Adults (15+), July 8

MORE BRADSHAW’S SHADOWS Richard Bradshaw(Bowral, NSW, Australia)Adults (12+), July 9

MORE BRADSHAW’S SHADOWS Richard Bradshaw
(Bowral, NSW, Australia)
Adults (12+), July 9

CREATURE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY ADULT WORKSHOPS July 8 – 9

CREATURE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY ADULT WORKSHOPS
July 8 – 9

CREATURE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS July 4 – 7

CREATURE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS
July 4 – 7