The road to the Tree of Life is long and treacherous and the forest is littered with the remains of unfortunate travellers. Life is a Carousel is a chaotic whirlwind of psychotic mayhem, a grotesquery of improbable creatures and their efforts to make sense of a senseless world. A collaboration between Sanctum Theatre and Magic Lantern Studio, showcasing the life-size beast-people they have created together over the past few years. Presented by Sanctum Theatre and Magic Lantern Studio

Age range: 15+ (Parental Guidance Recommended).


Devised and Directed by Gonzalo Varela and Lachlan Plain

Puppeteers & Performers: Lachlan Plain, Gonzalo Varela, Julian Chapple & Phil Woodward
Set Design by Gonzalo Varela
Puppets by Gonzalo Varela and Lachlan Plain
Music by Pedro Fuentes
Dramaturgy by John-Paul Hussey
Created with the support of Voodoo Productions


Reviews of past Sanctum Theatre shows: “…full of striking images…shadowplay and puppetry were absorbingly innovative…” The Age “…startling work that is at once confronting and yet comforting…” Inpress



JULY 6 – 9


Thu-Sun 9pm Approximately 40 minutes


La Mama Theatre 205 Faraday St Carlton

Tickets Info/

All Tickets $20

Phone Booking/

03 9347 6142