A raucously funny late-night puppet slam by the new generation of puppetry artists.

After its sell-out one-night-only show in 2022, Things That Wriggle & Squirm returns with a fresh new look and three nights of late-night comedic delight!

Hosted by The Melbourne Festival of Puppetry at La Mama HQ, this puppet-slam-cum-cabaret features new work by the next generation of Melbourne puppetry artists. Things That Wriggle & Squirm is the result of a series of creative development workshops for new artists to make new work.

Featuring all kinds of wild and whimsical puppet characters, explore the circle of life in this joyous, beautiful, grotesque and downright silly show!

Content Warnings: Adult themes, Mild Simulated Gore

A One Orange Sock Production

Director/Producer: Alex Joy (he/they)
Associate Producer: Allanah Sarafian (she/her)
Dramaturg: Em Chandler (she/her)
Creative Associate / Stage Manager: Matt Bottos (he/him)

Alex Joy (he/they)
Jackson Eather (he/they)
Nadira Sanif (she/her)
Lauren Kemp (she/her)
Philip Millar (he/him)

Image by Alex Joy

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Age Group: 16 years and up

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.