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By David Morton, Nicholas Paine & Tim Sharp with music by Sam Cromack (Ball Park Music)
A La Boite, Dead Puppet Society & Brisbane Festival production in association with PowerArts

Jam packed with the trademark visual puns of artist Tim Sharp, and featuring live music by Sam Cromack of Ball Park Music, the world of Laser Beak Man is brought to life in puppet form by the creative minds of Dead Puppet Society (The Wider Earth, Argus, The Harbinger) in a new visual theatre work with offbeat humour and cult classic aspirations.


Power City is the most beautiful city in the world, but not by accident. Local hero Laser Beak Man works hard to keep it that way. Drawing energy from the underground crystals that power the city, his beak shoots lasers that turn bad to good. That is until Peter Bartman, evil genius and Laser Beak Man’s estranged childhood friend, steals the crystals. Robbed of his super powers, Laser Beak Man must find a way to stop his oldest nemesis from destroying Power City.

Cast & creatives

  • Director/Co-Designer David Morton
  • Creative Producer Nicholas Paine
  • Original Artwork Tim Sharp
  • Composer Sam Cromack (Ball Park Music)
  • Designer Jonathon Oxlade
  • Sound Designer Tony Brumpton
  • Technical Manager Samuel Maher
  • Dramaturgs Louise Gough & Todd MacDonald

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This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund. Developed as part of New Victory LabWorks at The New Victory Theater in New York City. Originally Commissioned by Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. This project is supported by Creative Sparks, a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Funding support for this project has been provided by The Jim Henson Foundation.