Bunk Puppets proudly presents BUNKASAURUS

Playing at The Comedy Festival at Malthouse, the DIY masters of puppetry and theatrical wizardry, Bunk Puppets, present a jaunty new adventure featuring two men, hundreds of boxes, and limitless fun.

When two workers are looking for a distraction from their boring job they soon discover that the boxes and everyday objects surrounding them are the antidote. As they take turns trying to outdo one another, the adventure becomes more and more wonderfully outrageous. Until the boss turns up…

Delighting our youngest arts lovers with a captivating hour of slapdash puppets, comical characters, and mesmerising illusions, Bunkasaurus harnesses Bunk Puppets’ much-loved trademark approach to clowning and shadow puppet storytelling.

“Bunk Puppet shows explore the vital importance of ‘play’ in our growing lives, as children and then also as adults. We work with a range of puppetry, usually shadow puppetry, and clown theatre characters to build up shows that are hugely imaginative and quite unique.”, explains Director and Performer Jeff Achtem.

“Over the past few years we’ve been touring Bunk Puppets stage shows to overseas markets, in particular in Asia. Those experiences have begun to shape the creative process for new work and, as a director, I’ve really been taken with the challenge to find material that is largely non-verbal and can translate across different ages, and more importantly different cultures. We’re interested in the universality of laughter and comedy. Bunk Puppets is always exploring the concept that “laugher is universal”.”

Based in Melbourne, Bunk Puppets is 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.

Running for a limited season during the March/April School Holidays, Bunkasaurus is the perfect opportunity for children (and big kids alike) to join the fun of Australia’s most iconic Comedy Festival.

Created by Jeff Achtem and Tim Sneddon
Performed by Jeff Achtem and Tim Sneddon
Directed by Jeff Achtem
Creative Consultant: Keisuke Uchida


The Comedy Festival at Malthouse – 113 Sturt St, Southbank
28 March – 11 April 2020 (Tues – Sun 1pm)

Peter J Snee

Peter is a British born creative working in the live entertainment industry. He holds an honours degree in Performing Arts and has over 12 years combined work experience in producing, directing and managing artistic programs & events. Peter has traversed the UK, Europe and Australia pursuing his interest in theatre. He is inspired by great stories and passionately driven by pursuing opportunities to tell them.

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