Penjelajahan Orangutan

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I have emerged from the jungle! For the past seven weeks I have been camped out in the wilds of Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) doing a very special project. Penjelajahan Orangutan is a collaborative street theatre project with an environmental message. Hosted by Yayasan Permakultur Kalimantan, we worked closely with the permaculture centre and were based at their brand new …

Theremerkin Debut at Bushwick Burlesque

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During my recent trip to the USA, I was delighted to be included in the line up for Bushwick Burlesque, no doubt one of New York’s most colourful and infamous burlesque nights, which specialises in the weird and unusual. Dodge the piles of garbage and try not to trip over the homeless and you’ll reach the Bushwick Bizarre. A cozy place …

Adventure Timor

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Writers’ Festival done, Puppetry Slam done, Packing done & now I’m off to… Looking forward to presenting at Dili International School on Wednesday, workshops at Ba Futura on Wednesday afternoon & performing at the Dili Folk Club on Thursday night! The rest of the time I’ll be adventuring through the jungle and on the reef without reception, so see y’all …

Umbrella Theatre at Sydney Writers’ Festival

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We were blessed with the most beautiful weather down at the pier in Walsh Bay last Sunday. The waves lapped lazily as the sun warmed happy patrons. An amazing last day for the Sydney Writers’ Festival! The place was abuzz with conversation, delight and coffee. This year Family Day was a real extravaganza. Umbrella Theatre surprised and delighted passers by …

Bizarre is Back

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Umbrella Theatre is delighted to announce that we are back with another weird and wacky season of puppetry for the Rocks Village Bizarre. Every Friday night in November and December we will be performing FREE freaky theatre in the historic wonderland that is the Rocks. The street come alive with music, revelers, carnies and queer folk for two whole months! …

Umbrella Theatre’s Wack New Showreel

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At long last, I am proud to reveal Umbrella Theatre’s exciting new showreel! The fabulous, traveling, pop – up spectacular puppet extravaganza comes to life! [vimeo http://vimeo.com/70933319] It features all of our most disturbing puppet shows. in order of appearance you will meet; The poor soul, in a bit of a pickle in the ‘choose your own adventure’ style show …

Latest appearances on the interwebs

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We got a few nice little mentions around the place recently. A great little summary of our recent adventures appeared in the latest Oz Puppetry Email Newsletter, alongside a lot of puppetry related activities in Sydney and beyond. A lovely piccie and write up from A Sydney Summer about Umbrella Theatre at the Rocks. And also a few great mentions …

Lola Loves Umbrella Theatre

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We’ve got an amazing write up from Lola about the Umbrella Theatre experience. Read the interview to learn about our origins, memorable moments and future plans. We have had the most wonderful time being a part of the Rocks Village Bizarre. I genuinely think that this is one of the most innovative, creative and fun new  additions to Sydney’s social …

Gallery Burlesque & Subsonic

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A bunch more gigs coming up for your eyes only over the summer period. Highlights include… Sunday 9 December 2012 7.30-8.30pm Umbrella Theatre will be rocking your socks right off at Gallery Burlesque’s Harry Potter XXXmas special. There’s nothing else you’d rather be doing on a Sunday night! Check the promo from the last Hogwarts spectacular & get excited. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/47445896] …