Wed 8 Jan at 7.00pm
Thu 9 Jan at 2.00pm
Thu 9 Jan at 7.00pm
Fri 10 Jan at 7.00pm
Sat 11 Jan at 2.00pm*
Sat 11 Jan at 7.00pm**
Sun 12 Jan at 2.00pm***
Sun 12 Jan at 6.00pm****
* Followed by Q&A
** AUSLAN Interpreted.
*** Relaxed Performance
**** Captioned Performance
Award-winning artist Tim Sharp’s cult-classic superhero Laser Beak Man is ingeniously brought to life with eye-popping staging by Dead Puppet Society (The Wider Earth, Sydney Festival 2018).
Laser Beak Man, the hyper-coloured superhero first created by Sharp at age 11, protects the most beautiful city in the world, Power City, with laser beams that turn bad things to good. Robbed of his abilities after evil genius and estranged childhood friend Peter Bartman steals his crystals, Laser Beak Man must fight to save his oldest friends and their city before they are destroyed forever.
Jam-packed with quirky humour, Laser Beak Man features over 35 original puppets, an infectious live soundtrack from Ball Park Music’s Sam Cromack and the voice of ABC presenter and journalist Leigh Sales.
Nominated for four Helpmann Awards, Laser Beak Man is an entertaining, poignant and family-friendly story of inclusiveness, humanity and loving who you are.
Presented by Sydney Festival and Sydney Opera House
"Charming, funny, visually compelling and technically jaw-dropping" ★★★★★ – Scenstr
“Visually splendid, highly entertaining and ultimately moving.” – The Australian
"Beautiful, important and the reason why art is made" – Blue Curtains Brisbane
“A visual spectacular … a killer soundtrack.” – The Courier-Mail
Warning - this performance contains haze, flying objects, loud music, sound effects and strobe lighting.
Recommended for ages 8+
Nathaniel P. Claridad: Peter Bartman
Ellen Bailey: Amazing Grace, Barbie
Drew Wilson: Laser Beak Man
Jon Riddleberger: Black Sheep, Ram, Tomato Man
Betsy Rosen: Mayor, Chicken
Leigh Sales: Herself (Voiceover)
Matt Seery: Laser Beak Man, Boar
Maren Searle: Evil Emily
Sam Cromack: vocals, guitar, piano
Daniel Hanson: drums
Dean Hanson: guitar, bass, vocals
Luke Moseley: keyboard, bass, vocals
David Morton: Writer, Director, Designer
Nicholas Paine: Writer, Creative Producer
Tim Sharp: Writer, Original Artwork
Sam Cromack: Composer
Jonathon Oxlade: Designer
Justin Harrison: Projection Designer
Tony Brumpton: Sound Designer
Jason Glenwright: Lighting Designer
Jennifer Livingstone: Puppet Fabricator, Props Master and Maker
Matt Seery: Puppet Fabricator
Louise Gough: Dramaturg
Todd MacDonald: Dramaturg
Judy Sharp: Associate Producer
Dylan Evans: Photography
A Dead Puppet Society, La Boite and Brisbane Festival production in association with PowerArts.
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