The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik

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The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik


Lennox Theatre


11 October - 13 October 2018

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside and The Last Great Hunt present
Created by Tim Watts

“…an endearing Australian solo show…akin to a theatrical Wall-E.” – New York Times

After delighting family audiences around the world, the multi award-winning masterpiece about intrepid explorer Alvin Sputnik comes to Riverside.

In the not-too-distant-future the seas have risen, and those who survive live on farms atop skyscrapers and mountains. In a last ditch effort to save the human race, our hero Alvin Sputnik must journey down through the mysterious depths of the deep blue sea, to find a new place for humankind to live.

Featuring a fusion of animation, puppetry, projections, live and recorded music, this visually spectacular and inventive production will captivate and spark the imaginations of your whole family and resonate with you for years to come.

“absorbing, touching and uplifting.” – The Australian

Winner – Outstanding Solo Show – New York Fringe Festival
Winner – Best Theatre Production – Auckland Fringe
Winner – Best Puppetry – Adelaide Fringe
Winner – Best Male Performer – Dublin Fringe
Winner – Best Original Show – Rio de Janeiro Fil Festival

Suitable for: Ages 10+ and their families

Dates & Times:
Thursday 11 October 2018 at 6pm
Friday 12 October 2018 at 10:30am & 1pm
Saturday 13 October 2018 at 10:30am

This production was originally supported by The Blue Room Theatre and Perth Theatre Company. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Creator: Tim Watts
Performer: Sam Longley
Technical/Touring Manager: St John Cowcher
Creative Advisor: Arielle Gray
Technical Advisor: Chris Isaacs
Producer: Sean Walsh, The Last Great Hunt
Set and Gadgets: Anthony Watts


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Spot On Children's Festival, 9 - 13 October 2018

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Ticket Options

Members - All Tickets $21
All Tickets $24
Family of 4 $80
Vacation Care Student/Teacher $16
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
School Bookings $3.30


1 hour (No interval)

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