Reviews

 

Caravan – MetroUK Review

MetroUK
By
Laura Cameron Lewis

After the dark carnival of Black Hole Theatre Company rolls into town, you’ll never look at a Barbie doll in quite the same light again.  The pulp fiction of the puppetry world,   internationally acclaimed Australian company Black Hole excel in creating cutting edge visual theatre for adults.

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Caravan – The Independent

The Independent – 20 August 2004
By Sarah Jones

Mr Punch may have been a naughty boy (mass murder, possession of exotic animals without a licence, irritating voice), but he had nothing on the puppet lowlifes that roll into town in Black Hole Theatre’s Caravan. Where Mr Punch resorted to a large wooden stick to boink his victims over the head, these puppets use guns, meat cleavers and cigarettes.

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Adults-only puppet magic pushes the boundaries

The Age – 13/06/2003
By Helen Thomson

A puppet show, strictly for adults, featuring pornographic dancing, violence, murder and mutilation: sounds weird, and Caravan certainly pushes a few boundaries. The puppets are tiny; their puppeteers dwarf them and become part of the action themselves. The plot, characters and action are pure pulp fiction, familiar stereotypes are given a strange significance in this guise.

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Mankind’s dark side exposed

The Herald Sun – 17 June 2003
By Chris Boyd

THERE’s something about the scale of this show and the design of the ugly and all-too-human puppets that allows us to see mankind for what it is: the sum of its bodily functions and animal urges. The show begins with a tiny wood-and-wire mutt spraying its territory. It lifts its leg in time to the sound of a creaking hinge. Then come the humans: a stripper, a strong man and a spiv dealer who peddles miracle cures.

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