On a summer’s night in the 1950s, a carnival rolls into town. They set up for business: Clown, his stripper girlfriend Cherry, the medicine man Father Bob, assorted “freaks”, animals and Leo, the lovesick acrobat. It’s a rowdy world – but life is sweet until Clown steals from his mate… Shots are fired. An arm is severed. Life runs on greed, sex, treachery and revenge. Their world darkens and splinters. Years pass, but on a stormy night another trail of blood leads to the Caravan. When puppets meet pulp fiction, all hell breaks loose!

In 2003 Caravan toured to the Dublin Fringe Festival, Cork, and the Fringe Club, Hong Kong. In 2004 it went to the Prague Fringe Festival, Jelenia Gora (Poland), Belfast, UNIDRAM in Potsdam, the Warsaw Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Canterbury Festival, Visions (Brighton), and London.

In 2003 Nancy Black received a Green Room Award for Outstanding Direction in Independent Theatre.

DIRECTOR: Nancy Black
WRITERS: Nancy Black & Paul Newcombe
DESIGNER & MAKER: Paul Newcombe
DIRECTOR OF PUPPETRY: Rod Primrose
PUPPETEERS: Vanessa Ellis, Rinske Ginsberg, Rod Primrose, Paul Newcombe
2003-2004: Kalki Henenberg, Sarah Kriegler, Rod Primrose, Jacob Williams, Malcolm Martin
ORIGINAL MUSIC: Ben Grant
SOUND DESIGN: David Corbet
LIGHTING DESIGN: Tom Howie
PRODUCER: Kay Jamieson
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Sweet Design

REVIEWS:

The Independent
The Age
Grausig
The Herald Sun
Metro UK
The Scotsman
The Sunday Age
The Irish Times
Unidram

The tours in 2003 and 2004 were supported by:

Australia Council logo Arts Vic logo Sidney Myer logo

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

HAROLD MITCHELL FOUNDATION

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