Performance dates & times

Thursday 19 Sep
7:00 PM
Friday 20 Sep
7:00 PM
Saturday 21 Sep
1:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Access Information

Auslan interpreted performance
Friday 20 Sep, 7:00 PM

Relaxed Performance
Saturday 21 September, 1:00 PM

Captioned Performance
Saturday 21 September, 7:00 PM

Audio Described Performance
Saturday 21 September, 7:00 PM

Tactile Tour
Saturday 21 September, 5:30 PM
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Running Time

1 hour 20 minutes, no interval

Price range

A Reserve
B Reserve

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Power City is the most beautiful city in the world, clean, pure and 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 using the ‘Thriller Driller’. Robbed of his super powers, Laser Beak Man must find a way to stop his oldest nemesis from destroying Power City.

Jam packed with the trademark wit and visual puns of award-winning artist Tim Sharp, the hyper coloured world of Laser Beak Man is brought to life by the creative minds of Dead Puppet Society. Featuring an infectious soundtrack of live music by Sam Cromack of Ball Park Music.

Exploding with offbeat humour and a kaleidoscopic cast of characters, this ingenious adaptation of the cult classic artwork is part puppet show, part pop concert, and all heart.

Nominated for four Helpmann Awards (2018).


Peter Bartman
Nathaniel P. Claridad
Amazing Grace, Barbie
Ellen Bailey
Laser Beak Man
Drew Wilson
Black Sheep, Ram, Tomato Man
Jon Riddleberger
Mayor, Chicken
Betsy Rosen
Leigh Sales
Laser Beak Man, Boar
Helen Stephens
Evil Emily
Maren Searle
Vocals/ Guitar/ Piano
Sam Cromack
Daniel Hanson
Guitar/ Bass/ Vocals
Dean Hanson
Keyboard/ Bass/ Vocals
Luke Moseley

Creative Team

Writer/ Director/ Designer
David Morton
Writer/ Creative Producer
Nicholas Paine
Writer/ Original Artwork
Tim Sharp
Sam Cromack
Jonathon Oxlade
Projection Designer
Justin Harrison
Sound Designer
Tony Brumpton
Lighting Designer
Jason Glenwright
Puppet Fabricator/ Props Master and Maker
Jennifer Livingstone & Matt Seery
Louise Gough
Todd MacDonald
Associate Producer
Judy Sharp
Associate Sound Designer
Imogen Millhouse
Dylan Evans

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

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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