Bunk Puppets


Puppetry, Clown

Bunk Puppets are an award-winning Melbourne-based puppetry company which has delighted audiences all over the world with their imaginative creations that live between that magical world between shadow and light... Perfect for children and families, they have different shows available for touring - see below. 


"The imagination and technical skill to create such a beautiful and immersive experience shows that Bunk Puppets are masters of their craft" - Radio Adelaide

Upcoming shows: 


To be announced soon...

Show information Sticks Stones Broken Bones

Show Duration: 50 mins (no interval)
Audience Suitability: All ages
Stage Size: Min 6m wide x 4m deep / Height clearance of 4m
Venue Capacity: Up to 300
Touring Party: 2
Booking Contact: Heleen De Boever heleen@auroranova.org


Flying chickens, brain transplants and sneaky ninjas... Bunk Puppets captivates the imagination as it transforms bits of rubbish and household junk into inventive and surreal shadow puppetry. With nothing but homemade materials, the puppeteer conjures a sequence of hilarious live cartoons, each scene a surprise and delight! 
A former Edinburgh-award winner (Spirit of the Fringe and Best Newcomer) and 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe sell-out success, this heart-warming show has seduced audiences throughout Japan, Australia, Spain, UK, UAE, Korea and New York City.

Awards and nominations
Best Show (Perth Fringe 2012)
Best New Company (Edinburgh Fringe 2010)
Spirit of the Fringe (Edinburgh Fringe 2010)
Total Theatre Award (Edinburgh Fringe 2010)
Best Puppet Show (Adelaide Fringe 2011)
Sell Out Show (Edinburgh Fringe 2010)

✭✭✭✭✭ “Pieces of junk, including foam, cardboard and fluff turn into a magical world of shadow puppets .... His imagination is glorious and his one man show has so many characters and interesting situations, you can’t help but be captivated." - The Adelaide Advertiser


On a dusty outback farm, the fates of a rooster, a cow, a blowfly and a baby collide. Welcome to Tink Tank, a new adventure from award-winning visual theatre maestros Bunk Puppets. Using bits of rubbish and household junk, Hamish Fletcher and Jules Chapple create a shadow puppet universe on a farm. A show for all ages from the creative brain of Jeff Achtem, the award-winning creator of Sticks Stones Broken Bones, Swamp Juice and Slapdash Galaxy.

"Truly beautiful to watch… an innovative, exciting piece of theatre that will amaze children as much as adults." - Broadway Baby

"This magical story will appeal to all ages" - The Advertiser

Show Information Tink Tank

Show Duration: 55 mins (no interval)
Audience Suitability: All ages
Stage Size: Min 9m wide x 6m deep / Height clearance of 5m
Venue Capacity: Up to 300
Touring Party: 3
Booking Contact: Heleen De Boever heleen@auroranova.org

Previous Shows:


NonStop Festival, Moss, Norway (Sticks Stones Broken Bones)
Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghausen, Germany (Sticks Stones Broken Bones)


Tollwood Festival, Munich, Germany (Sticks Stones Broken Bones)