Larrikin Puppets presents a colourful, interactive puppet show that can be both educational and entertaining for students and teachers alike!
Larrikin Puppets provide children's entertainment for schools and childcare centres that can be both educational and very entertaining for students and teachers alike! Our program includes puppet shows and workshops that can work within the Australian P-2 primary school Design and Technologies curriculum; the Foundation to Year 10 Intercultural Understanding curriculum, as well as English and Drama subjects; and Book Week, Library and Literacy events.
Our puppet show is a colourful, interactive and crowd-pleasing comedy variety show which includes a segment at the end on how the puppets work. The performance is 45 minutes, including a “how the puppets work segment” and the option to have a meet-and-greet or a class photo with the puppets at the end.
Our comedy puppet show always goes down a treat, but we also offer themed and educational puppet shows including: Marina’s Marine Adventure, Health & Wellbeing, Kindness & Anti-Bullying, Environmental Sustainability, Musical Christmas or Australia Day.
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Hall
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
Sound Equipment and Set-up: We have our own wireless headset mics, P.A. speakers, music and sound effects, etc. We would require access to one powerpoint. We would arrive at the venue about 1.5 hours before showtime to park, load in and set up all of our staging and audio for the presentation.
Blue Card and Insurance: Brett's Blue Card number is 1161011/3, Elissa's is 690261/3. Larrikin Puppets has public liability insurance through Duck For Cover Entertainers Insurance.
Professional Development Overseas: We have completed three months of professional development in the USA, which included performances and advanced training with Jim Henson puppeteers from The Muppets and Sesame Street.
Talk, Play, Sing, Dance and Interact with fast paced puppet fun!
Be entertained and captivated by a variety of colourful and exciting puppet shows and workshops presented by Larrikin Puppets at your event, venue or special occasion!
Our puppeteers have received advanced training in the USA under Jim Henson puppeteers from The Muppets and Sesame Street!
Formed in 2012 by puppeteer Brett Hansen, Larrikin Puppets appears at festivals, shopping centres, libraries, childcare centres, schools, corporate events, theatres and on film and TV productions.
Larrikin Puppets has performed at Woodford Folk Festival, Pine Rivers Show, Puppetry Arts Festival of Brooklyn (New York, USA), Horizon Festival, Cooroy Fusion Festival, Redcliffe Sails Festival, Ipswich Festival, Bundaberg Pageant of Lights, Gladstone Harbour Festival and more!
Notable TV appearances for Larrikin Puppets have included puppetry on The Bureau of Magical Things, Totally Wild and in music videos for Regurgitator and Tia Gostelow.
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Unique Selling Point
“We incorporated Larrikin Puppets into our Design Technology and Drama units. The Year 1 students absolutely loved the puppet show and were completely engaged throughout it. The opportunity to learn how they work was fabulous.”
Promo video showing all the excitement, fun and colour of our puppet shows - https://youtu.be/lq-wL_v5mBY
We have performed this puppet show in rural and remote communities, regional libraries, and at events for children with a disability. Children who don't often have the opportunity to participate and engage in these sorts of presentations have smiled, laughed, danced, learned and even expressed interested in pursuing puppetry further after the experience.