“The worlds most outrageous burlesque marionette ever to hit the stage!”
”Australian Speciality Act Of The Year”.
To assist you in booking Australian Based Marionettes Show, Murray Raine, for your upcoming event, we recently had a Q&A session with him!
Q. What are the most common events that you perform at?
A. cruise ships, casinos, cabaret theatres, arts festivals & corporate events worldwide.
Q. What’s your most favourite gig to date and why? A. Working as head-puppeteer for The Marionette Theatre Of Australia also puppeteer for Jim Henson Productions( USA ) on the 15 Million dollar stage spectacular “Pan” and the popular Sci-Fi television series “Far-Scape”.
Q. Whereabouts have you played in the country/world?
A. Extensive tours through-out Australia, Asia and the Middle East.
Q. Describe your act in 5 words. A. An eye-popping marionette burlesque!
Q. Performing your act, what’s your biggest achievement so far? A. Twice being awarded the prestigious “Australian Speciality Act Of The Year”, I am the only puppeteer to have received this honour.
Q. Do you have any special requirements in order to perform?
A. Yes the act is designed for in-door venues only. The management will need to supply technical crew: lighting , sound & stage.
Q. Do you have any video links on your profile for a booker to view your act? A. Yes we encourage the booker to view our profile page and also visit our comprehensive web-sites.
Q. What is the average duration of your act?
A. Depending on what the venue and management require, it can be anything from 8 minutes as a guest act in a production show through to the full cruise ship show “Follies Fantastique” at 50 minutes.
Q. What sets your act apart from your competition? A. “Murray Raine is regarded as Australia’s master marionettist. His solo revue is totally unique, featuring spectacular costumes, sizzling choreography and hilarious audience participation. A truly unusual and dazzling Speciality Act:.
Q. Do you have an idea age-range? A. Murray’s work is mainly designed for adult audiences, however, he also performs a family show “ It’s Raining Puppets” which is designed for children.
Q. How far in advance would you advise that the booker book you?
A. Murray’s cruise work is very heavily booked, we would advise booking at least 3 to 8 months in advance.
Q. Would there be any fees that the booker is not accounting for?
A. Yes the booker needs to cover air-fares, accommodation, meal allowance, freight, plus staging requirements (ie; sound, lighting etc).
Q. Is the show in English?
A. Yes, the comedy cruise ship show “Follies Fantastique” is in English and contains alot of spoken word. Both “It’s Vegas On A String” and the family show “It’s Raining Puppets” are visual shows with a musical & sound effects soundtracks and are more suitable for a multi-cultural audience .
If you are looking to hire an amazing and talented live Marionetist Act for your Corporate or other event, view Australian Based Marionettes Show, Murray Raine’s publicity here!