Riverlinks and Bunk Puppets presents Slapdash Galaxy

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Tuesday 28th of March, 2017, at 10:30am
Riverlinks Eastbank, 70 Welsford St, Shepparton
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All Tickets $8.50
Riverlinks Box Office: 03 5832 9511

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Come play in the dark! Bunk Puppets creates a unique shadow puppet universe made from bits of rubbish, old toys and household objects.

Shadow puppets in space! Two brothers embark on an epic quest to find a new home planet.

This is the tale of Sam and Junior. Two brothers, who must flee their barren planet, and embark on an epic quest across the galaxy. Using the contents of your cleaning closet, Bunk Puppets’ Hamish Fletcher conjures up astonishing lo-fi theatrical wizardry using only old boxes, bubble wrap, drinking straws, tennis balls, ping pong bats and old toys. It’s a crazy shadow puppet universe, all made up from bits of rubbish. Award winning Bunk Puppets, creators of ‘Swamp Juice’ and ‘Sticks Stones Broken Bones’ are back on tour in Australia, with a new, delicious D.I.Y theatre event.

With their unusual, comical and hugely imaginative approach to puppetry and theatrical effects making, Bunk Puppets have earned international acclaim with recent tours through Egypt, Japan, China, UK, Germany, Dubai, New Zealand and Off Broadway in New York City.

So forget what you think you know about shadow puppets, and buckle-in and tear open your imagination for an epic journey with two brothers as they battle the bad guys, and find strength in each other- at warp speed.

“…sheer entertainment that enthralls kids and adults alike and received a standing ovation that was richly deserved.” ★★★★ Robin Strapp, British Theatre Guide

Slapdash Galaxy is by the same company who produced Sticks Stones Broken Bones and Swamp Juice, both of which toured to Shepparton.

Slapdash Galaxy runs for 55 minutes with no interval. It is appropriate for all ages, though parental guidance is recommended for children under 5 years as some scenes may be scary.

Straight from sell-out seasons at Edinburgh Fringe and UK tour.

Slapdash Galaxy features amazing effects such as shooting smoke rings that are bigger than a car and alien puppets made from bits of rubbish.

Key themes: Imagination, friendship, coming of age, dealing with grief, exploring, innovation, repurposing objects.

Education Links: Reading, LOTE, English, Drama, Art, Music, Mathematics.

Slapdash Galaxy is interactive, fun and with educational links to drama, performance, design and creativity. The production also holds strong moral lessons of the importance of friendship and good versus evil.

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Riverlinks Eastbank

70 Welsford St, Shepparton