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Bunks Puppets Unleash Stark and Dormy at the Coopers Malthouse this MICF

BY Sassy Red PR | 01-Feb-2019
The latest creation by local award-winning outfit Bunk Puppets, 'Stark and Dormy' is the ultimate dark comedy adventure featuring puppetry, sketch comedy, and unabashedly cool Lo-Fi effects. #BunkPuppets #StarkandDormy #MICF #Malthouse2019
Venue: The Coopers Malthouse
Address: 113 Sturt St, Southbank
Date: 28 March - 21 April, 2019
Time: Tues - Sat 6:45pm, Sun 5:45pm
Ticket: $28 Full, $25 Concession, Grps 6+, Cheap Tuesdays, and Preview
Buy / Ticket: https://malthousetheatre.com.au/whats-on/stark-and-dormy
Web: http://www.bunk.studio/
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Call: 03 9685 5111
Stark and Dormy
Photographer: Andrew Wuttke
Subjects: James Pratt and Christian Bagin
Weaving together the lives of several outlandish characters living in a seaside town, 'Stark and Dormy' meshes a struggling theme park owner with a dark secret, a teenage girl losing touch with her father, a captive ape plotting escape, a vain restaurateur desperate to be on the culinary cutting edge… and a hungry alien creature just about to crash-land.

Part Sci-Fi spoof and part social satire, master storytellers Bunk Puppets use a blend of their trademark puppetry and comedic expertise to create an entertaining universe steeped in imagination and creativity, all duly lacquered with a good dose of dark wit.

“I think theatre makers have a unique challenge now to engage audiences that are so used to absorbing content from a screen.”, explains Bunk Puppets’ Jeff Achtem.

“With 'Stark and Dormy' we set out with the approach that this was two film nerds that were trying their darnedest to make a live, scary, mystery Sci-Fi movie. For audiences that might not have heard about Bunk Puppets and what we peddle, our puppets are more like South Park meets Game of Thrones. During the trial season of Stark and Dormy we were just dipping our toes into the water and putting some of the material out in front of audiences to get a feel for how it was landing. One of the overwhelming comments we got from adults was that it wasn't dark enough. So for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival we've gone back and rethought a lot of the show to pull audiences further into the dark, dingy, rainy world.”

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.

SHORTLIST: Melbourne Fringe Festival - Best Comedy Award 2018 - Stark and Dormy

Directed by Jeff Achtem
Written by Jeff Achtem, James Pratt, Christian Bagin
Performed by James Pratt and Christian Bagin