Brisbane Festival, QUT, and La Boite Theatre Company present

Umami Mermaids

Theatre Republic - La Boite Studio
18 - 22 Sep



Anna Straker (AUS)
World Premiere

This premiere work of puppet theatre offers a window to a world where mutated mermaids crawl from the sludge of the apocalyptic mess to seek their salty revenge.

From the mind of Anna Straker comes a sickeningly original, gothic feminist fairy tale with sword-swallowing, boil-popping and jaw-wrenching gore.

In collaboration with Elizabeth Millington, Maxine Mellor, Caitlin Strongarm and Anna Whitaker.




Brought to you by Brisbane Times

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Jodie Sloan

Anna Straker is a superb maker. The puppetry, the gorgeous scenes created out of timber and layered cloth and painted scrolls and cotton wool, the tiny lights embellishing puppets and displays. Read more.

This performance contains mild coarse language, adult themes, sexual references, violence and use of a smoke machine. Suitable for audiences 16+ years.

Creator and Performer Anna Straker
Director Elizabeth Millington
Dramaturg Max Mellor
Costume Design and Performer Daniel Gough
Lighting Design and Stage Manager Damian Tatum
Sound Designer and Operator Anna Whitaker

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Brisbane Times Festival conversations after performance - Wed 19 Sept

Duration : 50 minutes

$24 - $32

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Theatre Republic - La Boite Studio

Ground Floor, The Works, QUT Creative Industries
6-8 Musk Avenue
Kelvin Grove
Qld 4059

Wheelchair accessible
Getting There

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Parking: Paid parking in the Kelvin Grove Urban Village (weekends free); limited Pay & Display street parking on Musk Ave, Blamey St, Victoria Park Rd & Carraway St
Bus: Kelvin Grove busway station; Bus routes 345 and 390 along Kelvin Grove Rd
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