Australia’s master marionettist Murray Raine returns with his brand new marionette spectacle ”Small Wonders” that guarantees a delightful, mesmerising menagerie of magical creatures for the whole family.
Small Wonders boasts a sparkling cast of 20 large scale extravagant and eccentric marionettes meticulously hand-crafted by Murray and his team of skilled creatives. The elegant staging is open plan so the audience can actually see Murray manipulating and breathing life into each puppet. The show is presented in ”cabaret style” with the emphasis on strong visuals rather than spoken word and can be enjoyed regardless of language, age or cultural background.
The pace is non-stop as the audience is guaranteed an eye-popping glittering assortment of exotic creatures and cheeky personalities each with their own hidden surprises. Nothing is quite what it seems as puppet acrobats, magicians, musicians and clowns twirl, tumble and magically transform themselves before your very eyes.
The show features a combination of pre-recorded music, sound-effects and hilarious live interaction. With a flexible duration from 10 to 45 minutes, Small Wonders has been specially designed for family themed festivals, theaters and major corporate events world-wide.
This high energy puppet spectacular bursting with hilarious delights and frivolous fun awaits you!
ON A STRING
Australia’s irrepressible master marionettist Murray Raine presents his international cabaret sensation “It’s Vegas On A String!”, featuring a star studded cast of spectacular and unforgettable marionettes.
Expect the unexpected as the world’s most highly strung entertainers hit the stage! From Pavarotti to Miss Whitney Houston the pace is exhilarating and seductive, in a lavish kaleidoscope of dazzling costumes created by some of Australia’s leading theatre designers and enhanced by the music and sounds of the fab 60’s to the latest chart busters.
With a flexible duration of 12 to 60 minutes this elegant production can be incorporated as a ”Speciality Act” within a full scale show or presented as a featured show by itself. Featuring a cast of 20 flamboyant marionettes with designs by legendry artist and puppeteer Norman Hetherington (Mr Squiggle), Murray brings to the stage a cast of international divas in a slick and outrageously funny cabaret act. “It’s Vegas On A String!” is a delectable, sparkling and humorous revue that is guaranteed to surprise and delight.
Follies Fantastique is the latest astonishing comedy creation from Australia’s Multi-Award winning master marionettist , Murray Raine.
“Follies Fantastique” is a stylish burlesque cabaret revue set aboard a luxury cruise liner and starring an unforgettable cast of eye-popping marionettes and rod puppets.
Fun, mystifying, moving, bizarre, and just a little cheeky, it blends the best of contemporary and popular music, spectacular design, dazzling costumes, stunning multi-media images , hilarious audience interaction and simply brilliant puppetry, to create a wonderful world of the extraordinary, the exotic and the unusual.
With a duration of 50 minutes this dazzling, sassy, visually delightful creation is simply brimming with sparkling burlesque beauties and quirky puppet characters.
So all aboard, let us tempt and tease you at Follies Fantastique: a funny, enchantingly wicked entertainment, certain to delight, amaze and mesmerise audiences of all ages!