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April 25 - May 8        Performances of Dreamer in the Deep in Korea

at the Debec Cultural Centre and the Mumurism Puppetry and Mime Festival, Daegu.

(photos below)

May - June  25        Melbourne performances in kindergartens, schools and children’s centres

May 17 - 24       Tour  of Superbia to South Australia

July School Holidays Performances:

    The Kingston Arts Centre, Nepean Highway, Moorabbin.   Ph. 9556 4440

    Dreamer in Space  on Monday, June 28  at 11.00 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.  Workshop at 12.00

    Dreamer in Space on Tuesday, June 29 at 11.00 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.  Workshop at 12.00

    Dreamer in Space on Monday, July 5 at 11.00 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.   Workshop at 12.00

    Dreamer in the Deep on Wednesday, June 30 at 10.00 a.m.

    Croydon Library,  5 Civic Square, Croydon.  Ph.  92945640

    Dreamer in the Deep on Wednesday, June 30 at 2.30 p.m.

    Monash Library,Cooke Street, Clayton.  Ph.  9544 0668

    Dreamer in the Deep on Wednesday , July 7 at 10.00 a.m.

    Dandenong Library, Stuart Street, Dandenong.    Ph.   9238 1489

    Dreamer in the Deep on Wednesday, July 7 at 2.00 p.m.

    Coburg Library, Cnr of Victoria and Louisa Streets, Coburg.      Ph.  9353 4000

June 28 - July 28  Tour of Superbia to Tasmania

July 12 - August   31     Melbourne performances in kindergartens, schools and children’s centres

August 23 - September  3   Dreamer in the Deep tour to Gippsland, Victoria

September - October    Melbourne performances in kindergarten, schools and children’s centres

September School Holidays Performances:


      Superbia  at Northcote Kids  Festival   Northcote Town Hall  Monday 20 Sept. to Friday 24 Sept. 

      (more   information to follow)

      Dreamer in the Deep at North Melbourne Library

      Dreamer  at Seaford Junior Library

      Dreamer in Space at Wheelers Hill Library

October 13 to November 2    Dreamer in the Deep season at Ipswich Gallery, Queensland.



Dreamer in the Deep at Goolwa Boat Festival, South Australia 26th and 27th February.

12.00 and 4.00 p.m. on both days.



Sydney Road Street Festival and Brunswick Music Festival

Sunday 6th March at Mechanics Institute Hall   1.30 and 3.40 p.m.


What’s On - January 2011

      Dream Puppets at Sea Days.

      Prom Coast Summer Festival



       31st December at 11.00 a.m.

  1st January at 11.00 a.m and 2.30 p.m.

           2nd January at 11.00 a.m.


Dreamer in Space at Coburg Library January 12      Ph. 92401246

Dreamer in Space at Clarinda Library January 18        Ph. 95804377

Dreamer at Newport Library January 18          Ph. 99322050

Superbia at Springvale Library January 19         Ph.  92395398



Superbia  at QTOP, Surfer’s Paradise  April 17 to April 22


Dreamer in the Deep at the Glen Eira Storytelling Festival  - Saturday 20th August

Auditorium, Glen Eira Town Hall  10.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m.

September 27 to October 3

Dreamer in the Deep in South Korea for Geongju World Culture Expo


January  19th :     Dreamer in Space   at Brunswick Library,  Cnr. Dawson St and Sydney Road.    2.00 p.m.

February 24th :  Dreamer in the Deep and Dreamer in Space at the Yarra Ranges  Storytime Festival held at Millwarra Primary School in Millgrove. 

March 3rd : Dreamer in the Deep at Healesville Family Event  (bushfires fundraiser)  

March 9th - 12th:  TARRENGOWER PUPPETFEST,  Maldon, Victoria.  Dreamer  and Dreamer in the Deep

and other short puppetry performances.

March 31st to April 22 : Season of Dreamer in Space at the Ipswich Gallery, Ipswich, Queensland

May 31st to June 3.: Dreamer in the Deep  in Singapore at ACE! festival

June 23rd:  Dreamer in Space at the Glen Eira Storytelling Festival

June 24th  Dreamer in the Deep at Boroondara City Council Court House Theatre

July 3rd  Dreamer in the Deep   at North Melbourne Library

July 11th  Dreamer in the Deep at East Melbourne Library

July 9th, 10th and 12th:  Superbia at the Kingston Arts Centre

August 4th:  Dreamer in the Deep at Something on Saturdays  Adelaide Festival Centre

September 19th:   Dreamer in the Deep       Keilor Village Library    10.30 a.m.

September 26th  Dreamer in Space  Vermont South Library

October 1st:   Dreamer in Space  at   Dandenong Library

October 5th:  Dreamer in the Deep at Newport Community Hall  2.p.m.


February to December:    School and Pre-school bookings

February 14 - 25     South Australia Tour of Dreamer in the Deep

    14/2   City of West Torrens Library

    14/2  Adelaide Fringe    Guthrie Prospect Town Hall  2 performances

    15/2  16/2 Courthouse Cultural Centre  Claire  Valley

    23 - 24 February   Goolwa Wooden Boat Festival  4 performances

March 3       Brunswick Music Festival   - Sydney Road Street Party

   Dreamer in the Deep  at 1.30 and 3.30 in Mechanics Inst. Hall

April  2   Stonnington Library   Dreamer in the Deep at 2.00 p.m.

         4   Karralyka Centre Theatre Season   Dreamer in the Deep at 10.00 and 12.00    Bookings 9879 2933   

         8  The Age Library, Broadmeadows  Dreamer in the Deep at 2.00

         9  The Sunbury Library, Sunbury  Dreamer in the Deep at 2.00

        10 Tullamarine Library  Tullamarine  Dreamer in the Deep at 11.00 a.m.

             Craidgieburn Library  Dreamer in the Deep at 2.00

        20   P.A.V.E. Festival Emerald   Dreamer in Space

        Artists in Residence at Scotch College, Melbourne   Term 2  April to June

July  2    Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival  Chapel off Chapel     Dreamer in the Deep  10.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.  Bookings :  8290 7000

July  6    Adelaide Festival Centre  - Something on Saturdays    3 performances of  Dreamer in Space

July 8     Mt. Barker Library South Australia      Dreamer in Space

July 10   Dandenong Libraries Puppet Festival   Dreamer  at  Dandenong Library  11.00 a.m

July 12    Hobsons Bay Library Newport. Dreamer in Space

JULY   16 - 26       BUENOS AIRES         V Festival Internacional de Titeres Al Sur-July 2013   Dreamer in the Deep

SEPTEMBER   School Holidays   Chelsea Library,  Dreamer in Space           Seaford Library:  Dreamer

NOVEMBER 10    Maroondah Festival on 10th November .    BRAND NEW performances of  10 minute show. Dreamer in Spring  shown throughout the day .   10 am to 5 pm Town Park, Norton Road, Croydon.  Free Community Event.

DECEMBER 6   Kingston Arts Centre Moorabbin.   Blacklight  puppetry  workshops for BIG BREAK


February to December       Pre-School and School Bookings

January - Holiday programs  Hume Libraries - Sunbury, Broadmeadows and Craigieburn  17th Jan to 22nd Jan.

January 23     Karralyka Centre,  Ringwood    Dreamer in Space   10.00 and 12.00


                       Dreamer in Space  (and political satire for The Slam )

March 29   Dreamer in the Deep at Earth Hour, Maroondah Federation Estate at 7.00 p.m.

April 8  Dreamer in the Deep     Mernda Village Community Centre, Whittlesea

April 9   Stonnington Library,  Toorak Road,   Toorak    Dreamer   1.00 p.m.

April 10     P.A.V.E. Festival,  Emerald    Dreamer  Gemco Theatre at 2.00 p.m.

April 15  Dreamer in the Deep at Doncaster Library   2.30 p.m.

June  1 - 8   China’s first international puppet festival in Nanchong  Dreamer in the Deep

June 22   Glen Eira Storytelling Festival   Dreamer in the Deep  9.30 and 11.00 at Glen Eira Town Hall

July 3    Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival   Dreamer in Space  Chapel Off Chapel  10.00 a.m. and 11.15  a.m. More Information

July 4  Stonnington Library   Dreamer in Space

July 7  Box Hill Community Arts Centre  Dreamer in Space at 11.00 a.m. followed by workshop at I.00 p.m.   Enquiries :  9895 8888

July 8  Watsonia Library Dreamer in the Deep  6.30 p.m.   Enquiries:9435 2397

July 8  East Melbourne Library   Dreamer in Space 5.30. p.m.

July 9  Docklands Library   Dreamer in the Deep   5.30 p.m.

July 27    Dreamer in the Deep    Woodend Children’s Festival    More Information

Puppets by J. Davis


February to December       Pre-School and School Bookings

April 4   Easter  Renaissance Festival     Dreamer in the Deep

April 7  Melbourne City Library   Dreamer in Space    11.00

April 10    Springvale Library      Dreamer in Space    11.00 a.m.

June 30  Dreamer in the Deep - Beaumaris Library    Ph.  9589 8444

July 2   Dreamer  - Brunswick Library  2.30    Ph.  9389 8656

JULY   19 - 27       BUENOS AIRES         VI  Festival Internacional de Titeres Al Sur-July 2015    Dreamer

August 24   Springvale Library   Dreamer

September 29  Tarneit Community Centre, 150 Sunset Views Boulevard, Tarneit, 10.30  a.m. and 12.00 pm.   Dreamer in the Deep

OCTOBER   10 and 11   Port Adelaide Festival   Dreamer in the Deep

OCTOBER  27     CHILDREN’S  WEEK    Darebin Arts   Preston Town Hall   Dreamer in Space

NOVEMBER   8 - 14     CHINA       4th China Quanzhou International  Puppetry Festival       Dreamer in the Deep

New Productions

2016    Term 3

Launched Term 3, 2016


Shakespeare in Primary Schools

Interactive puppet production for upper primary schools in which students are invited to create  the sound scape and assist in  manipulating puppets .  Students are also encouraged to explore what makes a civil society in follow-up activities and in designing their own islands.


Shakespeare in Schools page


DREAM HOUSE   For Ages 4 +

Dreamer returns  in this enchanting story about the magical inner life of his suburban home.  We also meet the Dreamer Family.......


January 1  Renaissance Festival   Dreamer and Dreamer in Space

January 17   Imaginata Micro Fest,  Sutton Forrest NSW.  Dreamer

January 20   Richmond Library   Dreamer in the Deep

February to December       Pre-School and School Bookings

                                           Focus on Development of new productions


February to December       Pre-School and School Bookings

January 12     Dreamer in Space     Carlton Library, 667 Rathdowne Street , North Carlton.  10.30 a.m. 
                       1300 695 427

January 12     Dreamer in the Deep     Lyrebird Community Centre , 203  Lyrebird Drive,  Carrum Downs         
                       11.00 a.m.    (03) 8773 9539

January 21     Dreamer in Space      Richmond Library   415 Church St., Richmond.  10.30 a.m.   
                       1300 695 427

February - May   Artist in Residence Program  (Puppet Making)  Scotch College,  Melbourne

April 4             Dreamer in the Deep     Tarneit Library , 150 Sunset Views Boulevard , Tarneit..  
                        11.00    a.m.          Ph. (03) 8734 0200

April 4             Dreamer in the Deep   Plaza Library,  Werribee Shopping Centre,  Cnr. Derrimut Road                
                        and Heaths Road, Werribee       2.00 p.m.       (03) 8734 2600

April  11          Dreamer   (2 performances)   Wheeler Centre   10.00 a.m      1.00 p.m. 

April  12         THE  TEMPEST    Wheeler Centre  11.00 a.m.              Book:

May 31 - 7       CHINA    Nanchong International  Puppet Week   Dreamer 

July 5 - 6          Melbourne Puppet Festival at La Mama  Dreamer   La Mama Courthouse 10.00 a.m. 

September 2    Bargoonga Nganjin,  North Fitzroy Library   3.30  p.m.  Dreamer      Ph.  1300 695 427

October  3       Watsonia Library     Ibbotson Street, Watsonia    Dreamer   6.30 p.m.   Ph.  03   9435 2397.

October  6        Randwick Libary,  Sydney  2 performances of Dreamer in the Deep  10.00 a.m. and 1.00   p.m. 

December 7 - 11   CHINA   5th  Quanzhou Puppet Festival   Dreamer http://www.wheelercentre.com


February to December    Pre-school and School Bookings

Term 1

January 7:   Springvale Library     Dreamer

January 26 -28    Imaginata   Sutton Forest  NSW.     3 day Black Light Puppet workshop  and performance of Dreamer in the Deep on January 28

February 18      Clayton Festival    3  performances of Dreamer in Theatrette,  Cooke Street, Clayton

February 26 -  March  11      South Australian tour   Dreamer

March 31    Renaissance Festival   performance    Dreamer in the Deep

July 5    Brunswick Library    Dreamer in the Deep    2.30 p.m. Ph. 93898600

July 11  Gisborne Library  Dreamer  10.00 a.m.  

July 11  Castlemaine Library  Dreamer  3.00 p.m.

July 12  Bendigo Library  Dreamer  11.00 a.m.

August 19    Glen Eira Theatrette  Winter Library Series   Dreamer in the Deep    2.00 p.m.

September  1,8,15,22, 29 World on a String Puppet Festival at Chadstone Shopping Centre:  Dreamer in the Deep.  

September 24  Springvale Library  Dreamer 2.00 p.m.

September 26  Rosanna Library  Dreamer in the Deep 6.30 p.m.

October 2  Beaumaris Library  Dreamer in Space  2.30 p.m.

October 5     2 performances of Dreamer in the Deep at Randwick Library, NSW

October 7    Dreamer in the Deep at ImaginArta, Southern Highlands, NSW

November 1 - 8   Dreamer at SHANGHAI Golden Magnolia Festival, CHINA

November 18 - 23    Dreamer  Puppetry Showcase Langzhong  CHINA


January  10   Glen Eira  Theatrette  11.00 a.m.   Dreamer in Space  Contact Glen Eira Library for details and bookings

January 14  Box Hill Library   2.30 p.m.  Dreamer  Contact Box Hill Library for details and bookings

January  23   Altona Theatre   11.00   Dreamer in Space   Contact Hobsons Bay City Council for details and bookings

February to December    Pre-school and School Bookings ,  School Holiday  Programs, 

Term 1

April 16    Stonnington Library  1.00 p.m.  Dreamer

April 17    Inverloch Library   2.00 p.m. Dreamer in the Deep

May 6      Scienceworks  11 a.m and   Dreamer in the Deep

Term 2

June 5 - 7  Tour to Colac and surrounds   Dreamer in the Deep



July 12    Carrum Downs Library   11.00  a.m.  Dreamer in the Deep

Term  3

September 24   Inverloch Library      2.30 p.m.  Dreamer

September 26    Phillip Island Library   2.30 p.m.  Dreamer in the Deep

September 26  Lynbrook Community Centre   10.00 a.m. Dreamer in Space

September   30  Springvale Library   2.p.m.   Dreamer in Space        Ph.   1300 630 920

October 2   Randwick Library  NSW  2 performances   Dreamer in the Deep

October 3  Frankston North Community Centre  1.00 p.m.  Dreamer in Space     Ph.  87739545


The short tour was organised through Shows For Schools, by Colac Otway Shire's Sustainability Officer, Steve Turnock. This is what he said about it:


"Dreamer in the Deep" came to Colac Otway Shire as part of World Environment Day 2019. Richard’s wonderful lighting, props and bespoke soundtrack  provided a magical backdrop, enabling his incredible skill as a puppeteer to take the audience on a magical journey beneath the sea. Evocative and beautifully enacted, Dreamer’s voyage into the unknown captured the imaginations of young and old alike, leaving Shire audiences spell-bound.


January School Holidays

January 15    Pakenham Library 11.00  a.m.  Dreamer

January 16  Thomastown Library   11.00  a.m.   Dreamer in the Deep

January 17  Cranbourne Library   11.00 a.m.  Dreamer

Saturday 18 Randwick Puppet Festival,  NSW  Dreamer in Space 10.00 a.m.

Puppet Cabaret  7.00 p.m.  Randwick Literary institute. 

January 20   Altona Meadows Library, Central Square  Shopping Centre   10.30 a.m.  Dreamer in the Deep

February to December    Pre-school and School Bookings ,  School Holiday  Programs, 

Festivals in  CHINA  2020    Nanchong International Puppet Week  28 Sept to 5 Oct.  Dreamer in Space

                                            Shanghai Golden Magnolia Festival   22 Oct to  2 Nov  Dreamer in Space

                                            Tour of Guongzhou  November Dreamer