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.
Surprising, mystifying, hypnotic, bizarre, and just a little cheeky, it blends the 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, sexy and visually delightful creation simply brimming with burlesque beauties and quirky unique puppet characters is designed for cabaret/variety theatres , 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 " .... an hilarious, 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.