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Dennis Murphy is the head puppeteer for Sydney’s international award-winning puppet company, MURPHYS PUPPETS.
Since childhood Dennis has had an abiding interest in Puppetry. At seven he had a puppet theatre going in his basement.
His research has taken him to the highlands of Sumatra and The National Puppet Theatre in Moscow. He trained with The Honan Puppet and Shadow Art Company of China and with Indonesian ‘dalang’ Suparmen in Java.
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Specialising in Comedy, Dennis is probably best known for his under-5’s production, THE PRAM SHOW. In 1992 he introduced to Australia his adaptation of traditional Italian-style Commedia dell’Arte glove puppetry.
It has since been seen at countless festivals and features regularly at the Art Gallery of NSW.
His tiniest show - “Allenby’s FAMOUS Flea Circus” was a highlight of the 2009 Singapore International Festival For Children. “Huge on laughs and thrills, this miniature extravaganza has everyone itching for more.” - Artbeat, Singapore
His Theatre-In-Education programmes have toured to every state in Australia introducing Puppetry to both primary and secondary students.
Dennis had the unique distinction of being invited to take his Italian-style Puppetry back to Italy to perform at Europe’s largest International Children’s Theatre Festival.
The drama critic of Italy’s national newspaper, L’Unita, cited Dennis as “one of the world’s finest glove-puppeteers.”
In Singapore, he has performed many of his repertoire pieces at festivals.
… They have even been seen live on Lithuanian TV!!…