Scarey tells the story of a travelling troupe of puppets, their technical crew of skeletons and a group of exploited and neurotic humans who are a novelty act in the show.
It’s a glimpse into a strange world, one that human beings are born into (birth) spend their lives onstage (life) and eventually disappear in a magic trick (death). Scarey examines the fragility of human existence where the question ‘Who creates God?’ is asked.
Highly atmospheric and visually stimulating, there is no place in this freak show for drawing room niceties. At times the air is carbonated with excitement, curdled with fear, laden with foreboding.
In the world of Scarey buffoonish skeletons rule, and the customary relationship between puppet and puppeteer is reversed.


Bath Puppet Festival, UK 2002
Salamanca Theatre, Hobart 1999
The Performance Space, Sydney 1996
Adelaide Fringe Festival, 1996
Art Rage Festival, Perth 1995
Dance House, Melbourne 1995


Original Creators: Pauline Cady, Daniell Flood, Andy Freer, Pete Humble, Angie Lee, Colin Sneezby, James Wilkinson

Collaborators: Sandra Ayache, Nick Barlow, Megan Cameron, Will Guthrie, Ian Pidd, Daniele Poidomani, KT Prescott,  Margie Medlin,  Lisa Trewin, Veenus Viktrixx

Reviews & Media

The Snuff Puppets have conjured a piece of theatre that everyone who will ever die, have sex or even breathe owes it to themselves to see

The Mercury

A truly extraordinary theatrical experience

Drum Media

On the evidence of Scarey, physical theatre may prove to be the most metaphysical and religious of 20th century artforms

The Age

A visual treat of grand proportions…one of the most imaginative shows you’re likely to see

The West Australian

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