From Team America: World Police to Avenue Q to The Happytime Murders, puppets have long stopped being innocent pieces of wood or felt. Sometimes that works out hilariously, and sometimes it doesn't — but newcomer Umami Mermaids might just have the most intriguing and out-there puppet comedy concept there is.
In Anna Straker's world-premiere show across September 18–22, mutated mermaids are looking for revenge in a post-apocalyptic realm. Gothic meets gore, fairy tales meet feminism, and Brisbane Festival ensures you'll never look at characters fashioned out of fabric the same way again.
All performances take place at La Boite, and after the session on Wednesday, September 19, you can also enjoy a conversation about the production.