Alvin Sputnik | DEEP SEA EXPLORER

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Tiny Tale | Big Adventure

Cairns, 11th July, 2016 –   Alivin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer may be tiny in size, but there is nothing small about this grand tale as audiences are taken on a journey to the deepest dark blue sea.

In a highly imaginative fusion of animation, puppetry, projections, live and recorded music, master storyteller St John Cowcher tells the tale of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer and the search for his lost love in the seemingly endless depths of the ocean.

Created by Tim Watts, the show will be performed at the Centre of Contemporary Arts on Tuesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 13.

Watts said this was a story of love, loss and quiet heroism with engaging energy and an enchanting magic with its inspiration coming from the very depths of the ocean.

“I was becoming so overwhelmed with the very bleak future we will all face, when my most powerful and inspirational revelation came from watching and researching deep sea documentaries.

“Even in the most toxic, desolate, freezing, boiling and unstable environment, life not only exists but flourishes.

“So really the point of the show, if there is one, is that even in the bleakest of circumstances, we will find a way,” he said.

Having charmed audience’s world wide, young and old – both adults and children – will delight in this wonderfully romantic hour of pure abandonment.

“Puppetry is fun and a little magical. Let’s pretend that I’m not just waving some things about in the dark, and it is in fact a person with a big head who is under the sea,” Watts said.

“I am still amazed that a foam ball and a glove can make people laugh and cry. It’s one of the most amazing and mysterious things about us and should not be forgotten.”

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 Centre of Contemporary Arts will also present a second puppetry show, The Little Prince, for two shows only later this month 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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Tanya Snelling
Strategic PR
P 0417 202 663

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.