Location: Carlton Highrise Estate garden and recreation area, part of The Puppet Picnic.

A chaotic slapstick puppet show, packed with adventure, cave exploration, and battles with colossal bacteria!

Join Dr Hal E. Tosis, world-renowned speleologist, for an in-depth study of one particularly fascinating fissure. Journey with him over the lip, through the spongy cavern and into the bowls of the earth.

‘Let’s do science!’

But what are these sugary meteorites and why is the cave so partial to them? Could they have something to do with the slimy creatures sucking on the pearly white stalagmites?

Pearly Whites is not just another story of good dental hygiene triumphing over plaque and tooth decay. It’s a chaotic slapstick puppet show, packed with adventure, subterranean exploration, battles with colossal bacteria, and ‘it’s behind you!’ moments guaranteed to leave children of all ages squealing with glee.

“The crowd that was absolutely glued to each show of the Pearly Whites installation. I’ve never seen a crowd so locked in to a performance at a festival!” – Roland Fraval, Events Officer, City of Whittlesea

Directed by Lachlan Plain

Written by Lachlan Plain, Gonzalo Varela and Tim Ratcliffe

Designed by Lachlan Plain & Gonzalo Varela

Performed by Tim Ratcliffe and Lachlan Plain

Image by Darren Gill

Access Information:
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Age Group: All Ages / Family

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.