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"has much of the flavour … that came
out of Italy nearly 500yrs ago

The Hobart Mercury

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Harlequin's Puppet Theatre

Italy's favourite clown, Harlequin*, launches himself into hilarious adventures and misadventures in a series of fast-paced, action packed comedies.

Bouncing off a cast of eccentric characters, Harlequin gets himself into and out of one ridiculous situation after another. Whether he is seeking his true love or a bowl of spaghetti, Harlequin can be counted on to entertain all ages – just as he's been doing these last 500 years.

*In Italy, Harlequin is known as Arlecchino.

Harlequin – Frog Prince

Wicked Witch in Commedia dell'Arte Wicked Witch in Commedia dell'Arte

When the Wicked Witch kisses Harlequin, he turns into a frog! If he can't get Columbina to kiss him, he will have to stay a frog, give up spaghetti and eat flies instead!!

Harlequin to the Rescue

The Feral Godmother in Commedia dell'Arte The Feral Godmother in Commedia dell'Arte

The Princess has been kidnapped. Only Harlequin is brave enough (or silly enough) to attempt the rescue. With the aid of his Feral Godmother, he sets off on a rollicking adventure.

A Dog's Life

Punch character in Commedia dell'Arte Punch character in Commedia dell'Arte

Harlequin is looking after Isabella's precious Puppy when it suddenly runs off. Now Harlequin has to pretend to be the puppy – and it's doggy shampoo time!!
(What a dog's life!)

Harlequin and His Magic Lamp

Devil character in Comedia dell'Arte Devil character in Comedia dell'Arte

In this send-up of the classic Aladdin story, Harlequin is in terrible trouble (again!). The Devil is after him. The Magic Lamp is Harlequin's only hope. But will he waste his three wishes? Yes, probably.

Harlequin Sister Act

The Feral Godmother in Commedia dell'Arte The Feral Godmother in Commedia dell'Arte

To trick Pantelone, Harlequin puts on a wig and pretends to be his sister. But then Pantelone dresses up as his sister to trick Harlequin, and all is chaos – as usual.

how to contact Murphys Puppets

For Bookings or Enquiries

call 02 9631 0613

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