“An apocalyptic ‘what if’ fantasy from a master of his craft… brilliant, beautiful and painful…a ferocious production unafraid to challenge you” Vue Weekly, Canada
World-renowned master of marionettes, Ronnie Burkett returns to Australia with his beautifully dark apocalyptic comedy, Penny Plain.
From her overstuffed chair, Penny Plain sits listening to the news of civilization’s inevitable end. When her companion dog Geoffrey leaves to live as a man, Penny’s end-of-days vigil is interrupted by survivalists, a serial killer, a cross-dressing banker, talking dogs and mysterious strangers, all seeking sanctuary from mother earth as she begins reclaiming her ground. Penny Plain may be blind, but she hears a lot about the fate of mankind.
Ronnie Burkett has produced some of the world’s most elaborate adult puppetry, performing sell-out seasons in Australia for over ten years. Ronnie is interviewed about 'Penny Plain' here! I look so forward to seeing this production in early August in Melbourne. Book here!
“Full of wit, humour and humanity, Penny Plain, is virtually flawless.” Calgary Herald, Canada
“The best of Burkett, Penny Plain is definitely at the top of the canon…layered with meaning and symbolism.” Edmonton Sun, Canada
“His talent is simply extraordinary.” Globe and Mail, Canada