The character of Artemus Allenby is based on one of the most famous ‘platform performers’, Artemus Ward. These humourists travelled the 19th century lecture circuit poking fun at the serious, uplifting and educational talks.
Allenby’s twisted phrases delivered in DownEast dialect tie him up in linguistic knots, homespun expressions and stream-of-consciousness mutterings.
“Odd and fabulous, ‘Some Remarks Upon the Remarkable Art of Falconry’ will bend your brain and your funny-bone alike.”
- Melbourne Festival of Puppetry