ALVIN SPUTNIK: Deep Sea Explorer

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Puppetry Magic to Captivate The Imagination

Cairns, 4th July, 2016 –   There will be adventures for both young and old at the Centre of Contemporary Arts this July when award-winning puppetry takes to the stage in two different shows.

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer by Tim Watts on July 12-13 and Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s The Little Prince on July 21 are set to captivate not only the audience’s hearts but their imaginations with their extraordinary adventures.

Tim Watts said the The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer was a tiny tale set in the deepest dark blue sea, about a solitary explorer with a heart as big as a whale.

“It’s about grief, loneliness, self sacrifice, love and the end of the world, but mostly it’s about hope and the belief that life will go on.

“The show is lots of fun and that is my primary motivation – to entertain my audience. To make them laugh, cry and punch the air with joy like Bastian riding Falcore in The Never Ending Story.”

With its timeless message about the importance of forming friendships, The Little Prince is another adventure story celebrating the strength of a child’s imagination.

It all begins when The Little Prince leaves his tiny home planet, with its three volcanoes and single glorious flower, and journeys across the universe to Earth.

Associate director of Spare Parts and director of the production, Michael Barlow, described The Little Prince as an imaginative and vivid work, continually reminding us of the magic of the imagination.

“The work speaks strongly about what really matters in life. It isn’t expensive or flashy things that have the greatest value, it’s the people we form relationships with,” he said.

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer will be performing at the Centre of Contemporary Arts on Tuesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 13 at 6.30pm. Tickets are $29 for adults, $24 for concession and $19 for children under 15.

The Little Prince will be performing two shows at the Centre of Contemporary Arts on Thursday, July 21 at 11am and 6pm. Tickets are $19 for adults, $15 for concession and $12 for children under 10.

See the website www.artscairns.com.au for information on package deals for both shows.

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and was originally supported by The Blue Room Theatre and Perth Theatre Company.

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Tanya Snelling
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