This puppet play will leave you laughing at the ridiculousness of it all – you’re likely to look differently at any hard rubbish you come across in the future, left out to make way for the new.
When: 12 September – 6 October, various times, click here.
Where: Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt Street SOUTHBANK
Cost: tickets $20 – $49 or family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) $110
The puppeteers who bring these actual sofa’s, drawers, toilets and other household objects to life could be described as actors who become part of the furniture – quite literally.
There are very few spoken words used throughout the hour-long performance – other than a couple of gems, like “nappy bomb”. The performance is quite cleverly made up of mime and a few vocal sound effects. Watching someone pretend to be a sofa or a pair of tongs for an hour could be potentially drawn-out and tedious – this is anything but, and a testament to the actors/puppeteers talent that the hour went quite quickly.
Immi’s favourite bit was the fighting. I quite enjoyed the toilet humour.
Quite different to anything we’ve seen before, but Immi and I were both captivated.