Performance dates & times

Wednesday 18 Sep
10:30 AM & 2:00 PM
Thursday 19 Sep
11:00 AM*
Friday 20 Sep
11:00 AM

* Relaxed Performance

Running Time 80 minutes (no interval)

Price range

Per student

One teacher for every 10 students will be admitted free of charge.

Tickets will be available soon!

SUITABILITY: Years 5 - 12

A Dead Puppet Society, La Boite and Brisbane Festival production in association with PowerArts

Jam packed with the trademark visual puns of artist Tim Sharp, and featuring live music by Sam Cromack of Ball Park Music, the world of Laser Beak Man is brought to life in puppet form by the creative minds of Dead Puppet Society.

Power City is the most beautiful city in the world, clean, pure – perfect; but not by accident. Local hero Laser Beak Man works hard to keep it that way. Drawing energy from the underground Magna Crystals that power the City his beak has the ability to shoot lasers that turn bad to good. That is until Peter Bartman, evil genius, and Laser Beak Man’s estranged childhood friend, steals the Magna Crystals. Robbed of his super powers, Laser Beak Man must find a way to stop his oldest nemesis from destroying Power City.

In a story filled with the trademark humor and visual puns that come from his literal interpretation of language, Laser Beak Man is a new visual theatre work by the Dead Puppet Society and Tim Sharp that explodes with colour and energy.

Brought to spectacular life by seven actors, more than 35 original puppets and form-pushing animation along with drone-like flying objects and live music this is a not to be missed experience for students. Laser Beak Man is part puppet show, part pop concert, all heart.


Director / Co-Designer
David Morton
Creative Producer
Nicholas Paine
Original Artwork
Tim Sharp
Sam Cromack (Ball Park Music)
Jonathon Oxlade
Sound Designer
Tony Brumpton
Technical Manager
Samuel Maher
Projection Designer
Justin Harrison
Original Cast
Nathaniel P Claridad, Lauren Jackson, Jeremy Neideck, Helen Stephens, Maren Searle, Jon Riddleberger, and Betsy Rosen.
Dylan Evans

This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund. Developed as part of New Victory LabWorks at The New Victory Theater in New York City. Originally Commissioned by Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. This project is supported by Creative Sparks, a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Funding support for this project has been provided by The Jim Henson Foundation.

  • Dead Puppet society
  • AMV
  • Brisbane Festival
  • Australia Council For The Arts
  • PowerArts Logo
  • Catalyst
  • Casula Powerhouse
  • QPAC
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Jim Henson Foundation
  • New Victory Theater
  • La Boite
  • Sydney Opera House

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