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GRAYBOY ENTERTAINMENT presents
the multi award-winning
Murray Raine Puppets Australia
in Linda Nagle's...
" FOLLIES FANTASTIQUE "
Follies Fantastique is the latest astonishing creation from Australia's leading cabaret marionettist Murray Raine, twice awarded ''Australian Speciality Act Of The Year".
"Follies Fantastique" is a burlesque cabaret revue unlike any other and starring an unforgettable cast of exquisite marionettes and eye-popping rod puppets.
Fun, mystifying, moving, bizarre, and just a little cheeky, it blends th ... e best of contemporary and popular music, dazzling costumes, stunning multi-media images, hilarious audience participation and simply brilliant puppetry, to create a spectacular world of the extraordinary, the exotic and the unusual. With a duration of up to 50 minutes Murray performs solo in full view of the audience. This sassy, visually delightful creation simply brimming with burlesque beauties and quirky unique puppet characters is designed for cabaret showrooms , international arts festivals and cruise lines. With a flexible format it can be presented as a featured "headliner'' act or in shorter soliloquies as a unique guest artiste in a production show.
Murray has assembled a stellar and highly skilled specialist team of writers, directors, designers and video artists, who under his creative guidance have brought this fresh and sparkling piece of theatrical entertainment to life.
So open your eyes and let us tempt and tease you at "Follies Fantastique " .... a funny, enchantingly wicked entertainment, certain to delight, surprise and captivate audiences of all ages.
Our amazing production team:
Original Concept and Design: Murray Raine.
Writer and Lyricist : Linda Nagle.
Multi- Media Producer and Editor : Peter Oldham.
Director: Sue Wallace.
Musical Director: John Rowe.
Costumes: Judy Burnett.
Puppet Construction: Steve Coupe , Murray Raine, Sue Wallace.
Sound-track Design : John Rowe , Jim Blackfoot.
For more information visit our comprehensive web-site at www.murrayrainepuppets.com
All booking enquiries please contact ''Grayboy Entertainment'' www.grayboyentertainment.com
Murray Raine grew up in Newcastle, New South Wales- Australia. His initial interest and love of puppetry was triggered at the early age of six. Following a performance by the iconic “Marionette Theatre Of Australia” at Waratah Infants school, he knew a career in puppetry was his destiny!
Now four decades later Murray is regarded as Australia’s leading “cabaret” marionettist.
Since 1985 he has extensively worked and toured in Australia’s major theatres including principal roles for the "Marionette Theatre Of Australia", "Sydney Puppets", " The Performing Puppet Company" and ... "The Jim Henson Company" USA, famous for The Muppets.
Murray’s vast career in puppetry has led to an outstanding body of work in theatre, film, night-clubs, cabaret rooms, television, major corporate functions , cruise ships, International arts festivals and television commercials as well as directing and lecturing in the art of puppetry.
In 1988 he was chosen to study with the world-renowned French theatre company “Phillippe Genty Co” .
His numerous television credits include: “Farscape”, “The Midday Show”, “Wonderworld”, “Ridgy Didge”, “FoxKids”, “The Andrew Denton Show” and “Good Morning Singapore” just to name a few!. The countless television commercials include the famous pasta family for “Dolmio Pasta Sauces” in Australia and the UK . From 1987 to 1989 he presented Australian Life Education Centre’s “Harold G.Raffe”, the witty giraffe glove puppet for ATN 7’s live morning “Cartoon Connection” show.
Murray is perhaps most regarded for his own amazing solo cabaret shows. His enormously popular family show “It’s Raining Puppets !” has enthralled audiences across Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines and such exotic ports as Dubai in the Middle East. A command performance for royalty at the palace of the United Emirates was a highlight and shows the high esteem in which this international artiste is held.
In November 2014 saw the release of the critically acclaimed documentary DVD "Murray Raine Is Highly Strung". An in depth biography directed by film maker Peter Oldham that spans Murray's vast career in puppetry and theatre.
Apart from the demands of International arts festivals and headlining for major cruise lines including Royal Caribbean, P&O , Carnival and Princess Cruises Murray is highly sought after for his exhilaratingly wicked cabaret revue "Follies Fantastique" featuring an eye-popping cast of dazzling burlesque beauties. His dedication to the art of puppetry has twice won him the prestigious Australian entertainment industries Mo Award for " Australian Speciality Act Of The Year'', he is the only puppeteer to have been the recipient of this honour.
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Peter Oldham's extraordinary documentary on Australian master puppeteer, Murray Raine, follows Murray's fascinating journey from a school boy in Newcastle (Australia) with big dreams to international cabaret star - but there are strings attached!$20 (+$10 P&P)
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