LARRIKIN PUPPETS - KIDS' AND CORPORATE

LARRIKIN PUPPETS - KIDS' AND CORPORATE

Puppet Shows at your events around the greater Brisbane area: Kids' Parties (and adults too!), Child Care Centres, School Fetes, Shopping Centres! Puppet Compère/MC service for Corporate Events, Wedding Receptions, Award Ceremonies, Product Launches!

Woorim, Bribie Island, QLD, Australia
Larrikin Puppets services the greater Brisbane area, performing colourful and fun puppetry at your events:
 
- Puppet Shows for Kids’ Parties, Grown Up Parties, Child Care Centres, School Fetes, Public Festivals, Shopping Centres!
- Puppet Compère/MC for Corporate Events, Product Launches, Wedding Receptions, Award Ceremonies, Film Screening events, Trivia Nights, Standup Comedy!
- Puppetry for Film, TV and Theatre productions!
- ANY event! ALL ages!
 
Larrikin Puppets specialises in Muppet-style puppetry inspired by the work of the late, great Jim Henson.
 
Larrikin Puppets is WINNER of the 2015 BizCover NEIS Change Award.
Larrikin Puppets is FINALIST in the 2017 What's On 4 Kids Awards. 
 
Brett Hansen is the founder of and principal puppeteer at Larrikin Puppets with a lifetime of puppetry experience. Brett has performed in New York City at the ‘Puppetry Arts Festival of Brooklyn‘. He has received formal puppetry training at the University of North Texas under Marty Robinson (The Jim Henson Company, Sesame Street; performer of Telly Monster and Mr. Snuffleupagus) and Noel MacNeal (Sesame Street, Bear in the Big Blue House; performer of Bear), with puppet construction training from Pasha Romanowski (Project Puppet, The Moe Show), as part of the ‘Beyond the Sock’ intensive puppetry workshop. Brett has also trained and rehearsed at ‘The Puppet Kitchen‘ in Manhattan, New York under Michael Schupbach (Sesame Street, The Jim Henson Company).
 
In theatre, Brett was “Puppetry Consultant” (trainer of the puppeteer cast members) in both the 2012 and 2014 Brisbane Arts Theatre productions of Tony Award winning Broadway puppet musical, Avenue Q. Brett was also a puppeteer cast member of the show in 2012, co-performing the characters of Nicky and Trekkie Monster (as well as some dancing rats).
 
Our very own puppet comedy stage show, Thank Troggg You’re Here: A Puppet Impro Spectacular! debuted in 2014, and has been performed several times to large audiences of puppetry and improv comedy fans.
 
Brett was also the puppeteer for Studio Theatre & Cafe’s Saturday morning kids’ stage show, The Super Weekend Show – featuring puppets, full bodied costumes, songs, jokes, games and prizes.
 
In film, Brett assisted with the puppetry in film project, Cluck: The Web Series, and puppeteered Troggg in the short films, Heart of a Thousand Souls and Kev. He also performed the puppet characters in Richard Bell’s 5 for 35, a film which screened in 2015-2016 at the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) in the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art. In Television, Brett has appeared on Channel 31 Digital shows The Late Nite Show and Showreel with Troggg and Frizzby, and has hosted (as Troggg) episode nine of Juiced TV – a children’s programme created by Juiced Enterprises, in partnership with the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
 
Brett’s weekly puppetry work is mainly focussed on live performances at birthday parties, childcare centres and festivals around the greater Brisbane area, as well as running beginner puppetry workshops at schools.

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