Last modified at Fri 28 Jun 2019
Venue 114 in collaboration with Horizon presents ‘Loose Ends’, an out-of-the-ordinary visual theatre performance for the family, set in a Wondrous Tinkering Heaven at Sunshine Coast Council’s, Venue 114 on Saturday August 24.
Makers, creators, and story lovers dive into a theatrical adventure that feels like the magic box of a bygone trickster!
Journey to an eccentric place where gadgets are poetic, puppets are naughty, machines are untamed and circus tricks pop up when you’re least expecting it!
This is a world where music appears from lemons, carrots and bunny’s bums, monsters go crazy and birthday parties are ferociously celebrated.
Loose Ends is the story of a man who thinks he can organise all his life in boxes and has a knack for getting into mischief. Can this tinkerer learn enough about real friendship to keep him out of trouble?
Loose Ends is a family show, combining custom-built contraptions, puppetry, circus, shadow projection, music and transformed objects. It is a story about friendship, loyalty and inventiveness, in a whimsical world of half-mechanised thingamabobs and headstrong puppets.
Built from hard rubbish and op-shop treasures, the set is a celebration of the capricious: household items are transformed and given new uses and contexts, offering a humorous and surprising look at things.
This breathtaking show is highly visual, emotional and unpredictable. It makes inventions and machines fun and adds a few quirky edges to puppetry – Have you ever wondered what Elmo would look like without his fur?
The show has a sneakily educational post-show component, where a few of its tinkering and technological elements are explained and experimented with.
Tour produced by Jens Altheimer.
Tour coordinated by Red Chair and Red Chair is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
“Full of handmade gadgets and contraptions that will leave children in awe”
- The Advertiser
“A fanciful journey of friendship with raw emotion and laugh out loud comedy”
- What’s on in Adelaide
When: Saturday August 24
Where: Venue 114, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina
Bookings: www.venue114.com.au or ph 07 5413 1400
Tickets: $20 each or $68 for a group of four (minimum 2 children)