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Melbourne Puppet Kerfuffle – Melbourne, Victoria
Melbourne Puppet Kerfuffle deliver educational and entertaining puppet shows for Kindergarten and Primary school-aged kids.
Their colourful and friendly puppets delight audiences with engaging storylines, hilarious jokes, catchy songs and interactive games.
They focus on values such as resilience, confidence, problem-solving, managing emotions and making good choices.
Melbourne Puppet Kerfuffle, presented by Rob Irvin and Chris Elkington, provides schools with puppet programs that entertain and educate with underlying themes of health, wellbeing and interpersonal skills.
Their preschool puppet shows feature fun monster and animal characters plus an interactive storybook reading. Book Melbourne Puppet Kerfuffle for your next kinder or school incursion.
Dr Bethany’s Tooth Tales, Melbourne, Victoria
Dr Bethany’s Tooth Tales is an educational, fun, and age-appropriate interactive musical incursion for ages 2-7, ideal for kinders and primary schools in Greater Melbourne and beyond. Her 45 minute incursions are designed to teach children about oral health, hygiene and nutrition.
She captures the attention of the children through games, stories, songs, dances and puppets. All while presenting enlightening lessons they actually enjoy.
Award-winning children’s entertainer and dentist, Dr Bethany, will capture the attention of every child in the room. She makes dental hygiene fun! Can you even imagine? Book Dr Bethany for your next health incursion now.
Chris Elkington – Melbourne, Victoria
Based in Melbourne, puppeteer Chris Elkington is available to perform puppet shows for schools, libraries, childcare centres, churches, parties and special events.
Chris, who’s also qualified school teacher, is an ideal choice for curriculum-aligned school incursions as well as super fun children’s entertainment in Victoria.
He provides narrative story puppet shows, values-based puppet shows, and interactive puppetry performance and sock puppet making workshops.
For a unique and memorable puppet show with plenty of laughs, book Chris for your next event.
Pouch Puppets by Super Steph
Pouch Puppets by Super Steph
For some big belly laughs, book Super Steph’s hilarious Australian wildlife themed puppet show. Super interactive and perfect for ages 1-10 years, this puppet show combines music, magic and mayhem. The children shout out all the fun facts of these cuddly creatures and learn some others along the way.
Intertwined with this silliness, the children learn a song about koalas and make an Australian flag with some wonky magic wands – and it goes all wrong. They work as a team to get it all back to normal again!
For a full 45 minutes the children meet some very loud personalities of the cutest of Aussie wildlife:
- Sally Snake, a shy python from Alice Springs who loves to dance to Twist and Shout.
- Kev the Koala, a pizza-eating koala who is scared of heights.
- Patches The Cockatoo who ruins everything.
- Baby Shark who won’t give up his dummy without a fight.
- Coco the Koala who thinks she is the bees knees.
Puppets and Magic is another show offered by Super Steph tailored for aged 3 years and under. Vibrant and cute, these puppets connect with the very Young.
Book Super Steph’s Australian Wildlife Puppet Show or Puppets and Magic show right here, right now. You won’t be disappointed!
Murphy’s Puppets – Toowoomba & Ipswich, Queensland
Internationally renowned puppeteer Dennis Murphy has moved from Sydney to Toowoomba, giving children and families around South-East Queensland the opportunity to experience world-class, quality, traditional puppet shows including:
- Allenby’s Famous Flea Circus
- Harlequin’s Puppet Theatre (Commedia dell’Arte folk puppets in English or Italian – think Punch And Judy but better!)
- The Pram Show (Monkey puppet fun!)
- Roving Puppetry (great for festivals)
- Theatre-In-Education School Shows – featuring mask, puppetry and Commedia dell-Arte. Murphys Puppets received the NSW Department of Education’s prestigious Frater Award seven times.
Since 1979, Dennis has developed a whole stable of weird and wonderful characters and countless puppet acts, and is Australia’s leading exponent of Commedia dell’Arte. A true master of irreverent comedy, his puppets get all the laughs!
Book Murphys Puppets for festivals, schools, childcare and birthday parties in Southern Downs, Ipswich, Brisbane and beyond.
Larrikin Puppets – Bribie Island & Brisbane, Queensland
Larrikin Puppets are award-winning Australian children’s entertainers who perform colourful and exciting puppet shows, songs and stories for stage and screen. They also deliver fun, educational and interactive puppetry workshops.
Highly entertaining and captivating, Larrikin Puppets’ fast-paced, feel-good puppetry celebrates fun, kindness and diversity while nurturing child development, encouraging audiences to talk, dance, sing and play along.
Established in 2012, Larrikin Puppets is a world-class Australian puppetry arts company founded by puppeteer and musician Brett Hansen. His wife Elissa Jenkins joins him as co-puppeteer and human host.
Based on Bribie Island in regional Queensland, they specialise in children’s entertainment and kids’ music – and love to tour. Book Larrikin Puppets for your school, library, theatre, childcare or special event.