Shows

Life is a Carousel

The road to the Tree of Life is loong and treacherous, and the forest is littered with the remains of unfortunate travelers…

Life is a Carousel is a chaotic whirlwind of psychotic mayhem, a grotesquery of improbable creatures and they efforts to make sense of a senseless world.

Life is a Carousel premiered to a sold out season at The Melbourne Intenational Festival of Puppetry , La Mama Theatre, Carlton, Melbourne 2017.

Life is a Carousel

Life is a Carousel

Pigsy in trouble

Pigsy in trouble

Pigsy and Nanny.

Pigsy and Nanny.

Pigsy and Divinity

Pigsy and Divinity

Ouch!

Ouch!

Lovely Nanny

Lovely Nanny

Old Pete, Pigsy and Nanny

Old Pete, Pigsy and Nanny

Presented by Magic Lantern and Sanctum Theatre

Devised and directed by Gonzalo Varela and Lachlan Plain

Puppeteers & Performers: Lachlan Plain, Gonzalo Varela, Julian Chapple and Phil Woodman.

Set Design: Gonzalo Varela

Puppets by Gonzalo Varela and Lachlan Plain

Music by Pedro Fuentes

Dramaturgued by John Paul Hussey

Created with the support of Voodoo Productions.

Photos by Oscar Socias, Sean Healy and Lucy Parkinson


Big Bugs Puppets : Melbourne Museum

In 2017 Magic Lantern Studio collaborated with  Sanctum Theatre to create seven giant bugs for Melbourne Museum: Four bees, a bombardier beetle, an orchid mantis and a dragonfly. These bugs were joined by a red back spider , jewel wasp and cockroach created by A blanck canvas.

Together they descended on the city to promote Bug Lab, an immersive exhibition presented by Weta Workshop and The Papa Museum.

Puppet buiders: Gonzalo Varela, Lachlan Plain, Nick Wilson, Phil Woodman and Danny Miller.

Puppeeters: Lachlan Plain, Gonzalo Varela, Danny Miller, Phill Woodman, Brendan Murphy, Daniel Mounsey, Jhess Knight, Jonathan Macmillan, Daniell Flood, Stephan Hisler, Aiden Min, Stephin Mushin, Lachlan MacCloud and Bao Gislain.

Puppets created in the Voodoo Productions Studios

To commission Magic Lantern studio or  Sanctum Theatre to create puppets or theatrical props for your event, please contact Gonzalo Varela on (+61) 0456961010 or untipocreativo@hotmail.com


Otto learns to fly” at Rainbow Serpent Festival!!!

https://www.rainbowserpent.net/kids-space


Pigsy,  Nanny and Old Pete

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Pigsy is a very special character… is ugly and the public is afraid at first… but then understands that it is a tender …. a very sweet beast.
Through these two terms that do not usually go together, ugly and cute Im looking to awaken the “Empathy”.
Fear of the unknown is transformed into sensitivity, things we need on these days.
Old Pete is a raw farmer who hates and loves Pigsy, together they always have very crazy adventures, is a tale of co-dependence.
Tenderness can be found in the most unexpected places.
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Nanny, the sweet goat. Another failed experiment of nature …

 

Magic Lantern Studio (Pigsy), Sanctum Theatre ( Nany)  and Julian Chapple as (Professor Demetrio) performing at
Rancho Relaxo festival “Gruff from the Goat”
Nice party…

Otto learns to fly.”

Otto has a dream, he wants to fly…

But bears can’t fly… can they?

Otto learns to fly showcases MagicLantern Studio’s exquisitely crafted hand puppets and “ready mades” in the Magic Lantern Travelling Puppet Theatre. Then the action explode onto a much larger scale with Sanctum Theatre’s giant body puppets.

The show leaves us the idea that anything is possible if you really want.

Is an interactive children’s entertainment ideal for out doors festivals as well as in door events.

  • Eco Loco and Otto

    Eco Loco and Otto

  • Otto sad.

    Otto sad.

  • Ecoloco and Otto egain.

    Ecoloco and Otto egain.

  • Otto learns to fly

    Otto learns to fly

  • Oh noo!!!

    Oh noo!!!

  • Happy ending.

    Happy ending.

  • Finish.

    Finish.

  • Kids love Otto.

    Kids love Otto.

  • Otto learns tofly

    Otto learns tofly

    To book Otto learns to fly for your festival or event, please contact  Gonzalo Varela on 0061- 0456961010 or email untipocreativo@hotmail.com


    Collaborations

    “You Can´t say no in Acapulco”  By Abbie Cardwell

    Vocals & Ukulele – Abbie Cardwell
    Filmaking – David Burrows
    Puppeteer, Set Designer & Artist – Gonzalo Varela
    Engineering & Lap-Steel by Shane O’Mara (Australia)
    Mixed by Gabriel Lopez (Mexico)
    Filmed inside The Magic Lantern Shop (Brunswick St. Fitzroy, Melbourne)
    Original Song Written By Sid Feller -Dee Fuller – Lee Morris
    AMCOS Performance Rights
    www.abbiecardwell.com

     

    Death at intervals.”

    Dath an intervals