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Sanctum Theatre is a Melbourne-based visual performance ensemble presenting folk theatre in everyday spaces since 2006.
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Life is a Carousel


The road to the Tree of Life is long and treacherous and the forest is littered with the remains of unfortunate travellers.

Life is a Carousel is a chaotic whirlwind of psychotic mayhem, a grotesquery of improbable creatures and their efforts to make sense of a senseless world.

Presented by Sanctum Theatre and Magic Lantern Studio

Devised and Directed by Gonzalo Varela and Lachlan Plain

Puppeteers & Performers: Lachlan Plain, Gonzalo Varela, John-Paul Hussey, Julian Chapple


Premieres at La Mama Theatre, 205 Faraday St Carlton, as part of the Melbourne International Festival of Puppetry.

9PM, Thurs 6th – Sun 9th July 2017.

Click here for bookings and further information.


Reviews of past Sanctum Theatre shows:

“…full of striking images…shadowplay and puppetry were absorbingly innovative…” The Age

“…startling work that is at once confronting and yet comforting…” Inpress



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