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A darkly comic allegory of violent transformation on the cusp of the Anthropocene.
An oily primordial muck where life begins with blood and ends with ash.
Swamp is an immersive theatrical experience, with giant puppets, transforming sets, original music and huge projections.
SWAMP stars iconic Australian characters, brought to life in Snuff Puppets handmade style:
A crafty Magpie;
A bloodthirsty Mosquito;
A dopey Koala;
An egocentric Lyrebird;
A skittish Frilled-Neck Lizard;
A grand old Thylacine;
A poisonous Cane Toad;
And a 22-meter Serpent ouroboros puppet devouring the cosmos.
“Swamp… gigantic works of incredible art”
In November 2022, SWAMP made its premiere at Snuff Puppet’s Footscray Drill Hall to a sold out session.
SWAMP’S premiere supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, Australia Council for the Arts, Besen Family Foundation, Creative Victoria, Maribyrnong City Council & Purple Hen Winery