Sanctum Studio | Life is a Carousel (2017)
Sanctum Theatre is a Melbourne-based visual performance ensemble presenting folk theatre in everyday spaces since 2006.
Lachlan Plain, puppets, performance, theatre, theater, Melbourne, Australia, visual, site specific, roving acts, puppetry, public art, community, design, illustration, painting, drawing, art, studio, street art, mural, murals, installation, projection, light, lantern, sculpture, sculptural, artist, exhibition
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The road to the Tree of Life is long and treacherous, and the forest is littered with the remains of unfortunate travelers…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.

Life is a Carousel premiered to a sold out season at the Melbourne International Festival of Puppetry, La Mama Theatre, Carlton, Melbourne, 2017.

Presented by Sanctum Theatre and Magic Lantern Studio

Devised and Directed by Gonzalo Varela and Lachlan Plain

Puppeteers & Performers: Lachlan Plain, Gonzalo Varela, Julian Chapple & Phil Woodward

Set Design by Gonzalo Varela

Puppets by Gonzalo Varela and Lachlan Plain 

Music by Pedro Fuentes

Dramaturged by John-Paul Hussey

Created with the support of Voodoo Productions

Film by Lachlan Plain

Photos by Magic Lantern Studios and Darren Gill

Image by Gonzalo Varela.