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Slapdash Galaxy

Underbelly Cowgate, Bristo Square
Box Office 0844 545 8252

A new show devised and performed by Jeff Achtem Bunk Puppets will be at the Underbelly Cowgate from Thurs 2 – Sun 26 Aug (not 13), 13:00.

SLAPDASH GALAXY played a sell out season at this year’s Adelaide Festival and will be at the Priceless London Wonderground from Sunday 22 – Thurs 26 July at 15:00 – tickets £10.

Buckle-in and tear open your imagination for this year’s new shadow puppet epic about Sam and Junior, two brothers who battle the bad guys and find strength in each other ... at warp speed.

Sam and Junior must flee their war torn planet, and embark on an epic journey across the galaxy. Using the contents of your cleaning cupboard, award winning performer Jeff Achtem creates a Giant Spaceship and Monsters’ lair in a shadow puppet universe from which giant smoke rings invade the audience and puppets disintegrate.

Jeff was born in British Columbia, Canada on a lake inhabited by a giant mythical serpent. An intensely rehearsed magic show for his extended family at five won him early praise, despite losing the crucial rabbit. Jeff’s mother still owns that magic kit. The rabbit, however, is still missing.

He studied at l’École de Mime Omnibus Montréal, and then in the Le Coq style, with Cirque de Soleil clown, Rene Bazinet. Jeff Achtem was a masterclass resident at le Hanger des Mines, Southern France with clown maestro, Michel Dallaire. In performance puppetry, Jeff has studied with Neville Tranter and the Australian shadow-master Richard Bradshaw.

Performing internationally since 1999, Jeff’s silent clown character, Mr Bunk, is influenced by traditional European street clowning and audience improvisation. His unique performances are in demand world-wide, and he has appeared at arts festivals, variety theatres and cabarets around the globe. Jeff lives in Montreal, and dreams of the day when the rabbit will return.

Previews Thu 2 & Fri 3 Aug Tickets £6.00: Sat 4 – Sun 26 Aug £ 10.00 - £11.50 (not Mon 13) 13:00pm

2 July 2012