Bunk Puppets Delight Our Littlest Arts Lovers This Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Address: 113 Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
Date: 28 March - 11 April, 2020
Time: Tues - Sun 1pm
Ticket: $25 Full, $22 Concession, $18 Grps 4+, Cheap Tuesdays, and Preview
Buy / Ticket: https://www.malthousetheatre.com.au/whats-on/comedy-festival-2020/bunkasaurus/
Call: 03 9685 5111
Photographer: Andrew Wuttke
Subjects (L-R): Jeff Achtem and Tim Sneddon
Delighting our youngest arts lovers with a captivating hour of slapdash puppets, comical characters, and mesmerising illusions, 'Bunkasaurus' harnesses Bunk Puppets’ much loved trademark approach to clowning and shadow puppet storytelling.
“Bunk Puppet shows explore the vital importance of “play” in our growing lives, as children and then also as adults. We work with a range of puppetry, usually shadow puppetry, and clown theatre characters to build up shows that are hugely imaginative and quite unique.”, explains Director and Performer Jeff Achtem.
“Over the past few years we’ve been touring Bunk Puppets stage shows to overseas markets, in particular in Asia. Those experiences have begun to shape the creative process for new work and, as a director, I’ve really been taken with the challenge to find material that is largely non-verbal and can translate across different ages, and more importantly different cultures. We’re interested in the universality of laughter and comedy. Bunk Puppets is always exploring the concept that “laugher is universal”.”
Based in Melbourne, Bunk Puppets are a multi award-winning company creating cutting edge shadow puppet theatre. Running since 2010, they have traversed the globe and built an outstanding international reputation with their absurdist visual stories.
Running for a limited season during the March/April School Holidays, 'Bunkasaurus' is the perfect opportunity for children (and big kids alike) to join the fun of Australia’s most iconic Comedy Festival.
“Sophisticated, gripping and playful!” - The West Australian (Swamp Juice)
“It’s genuinely quite extraordinary... delightfully clever.” - The Guardian (Swamp Juice)
★★★★★ - British Theatre Guide (Sticks Stones Broken Bones)
★★★★★ - Adelaide Now (Tink Tank)
★★★★★ - Edinburgh Reporter (Slapdash Galaxy)
★★★★ - The Evening Standard (Swamp Juice)
★★★★★ - Edinburgh Spotlight (Sticks Stones Broken Bones)
Created by Jeff Achtem and Tim Sneddon
Performed by Jeff Achtem and Tim Sneddon
Directed by Jeff Achtem
Creative Consultant: Keisuke Uchida
Promotional Images by Andrew Wuttke
Produced by Bunk Puppets