The Bottle Collector is a thrilling combination of circus, physical theatre and object-based puppetry where a collection of bottles provides inspiration to share poetic images, remarkable physicality, and stories of humanity.
The show has been inspired by observing children and their collections, their delight in arranging coins or buttons, capturing curiousities, and gathering pockets full of possibility. The Bottle Collector involves two characters - one with their valuable case of precious bottles, and another whose collections at first seem a lot like rubbish. What unfolds is a gentle story about what we place value on, and a delightful musing that perhaps there is more joy and beauty to be found in unexpected places than we realise.
Be astounded as award-winning Clunes-based theatre makers Christy Flaws and Luke O-Connor pull messages out of bottles and create stories out of thin air using a teaspoon of magic, a pinch of puppetry, and a daring dollop of circus tricks.
Perfectly suited for Families, Children (in particular 3-10 year olds) who like to explore and collect.
NOMINEE - Best Kid’s Event – Melbourne Fringe 2018
“I liked the acrobatics the most! I find it amazing when you guys made imaginary items with the objects around you! Overall I thought your act was amazing!”
ZAFIRAH, AUDIENCE MEMBER ART IS… FESTIVAL, HORSHAM
“We were all mesmerised by your acrobatic skills and thrilled to follow the entertaining mini story lines woven into the performance.”
GRADE 5 AND 6 AT DIMBOOL
“Our students and teachers loved this performance. We also had Asking for Trouble last year and our teachers have said they would love to have them back year after year. This show was especially well received for being accessible to all of our students including ESL and hearing impaired students who often do not get the full experience of a performance due to language/hearing barriers.”
BOTTLE COLLECTOR SCHOOL TOUR