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Celebrating Children's Week 2012

- October 22, 2012

Puppets, pasta and being preposterous. What's not to like?

NSW Family Day Care is celebrating Children's Week 2012 next weekend at the Norton Street Italian Festa.

Dennis Murphy, Australia's leading Italian puppeteer, will do three performances of his popular puppet show throughout the day.


Dennis Murphy

World renown ridiculousness

L’Unità newspaper in Rome said: "Dennis Murphy is one of the world's finest glove-puppeteers".

According to Murphy, the charm of puppet theatre is in its basic ridiculousness.

"The puppet is not a living creature, yet we constantly catch ourselves believing for a second that the puppet is alive.

"It' so ridiculous that we have to laugh. Tha'’s the universal humour of puppetry."

Show times


Norton Street Italian Festa

Date: Sunday October 28
Time: 10am-5pm
Place: Norton Street, Leichhardt

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