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Tue 29 Apr 2008–Mon 5 May 2008, 11:00am

Where: Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, CBD, Auckland

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $20.00
  • Children (under 15): $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Elephant Publicity

Direct from London's Soho Theatre, after smash-hit seasons in Beijing, Hong-Kong and Edinburgh, the runaway cult hit of the Australian festival circuit; Men of Steel return to the Adelaide Fringe Festival!

Heating up the Garden of Unearthly Delights, Men Of Steel have arrived to smash the Fringe with a fridge full of food and a superstore of kitchen utensils.

Men Of Steel features three mad chefs animating everything from an electric pan to a tin of dog food in a puppet extravaganza of epic (yet domestic) proportions. In 2006, the show took out the Festival Directors Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Since then, Men Of Steel have catered and sated audiences throughout Australia, garnering rave reviews wherever they've performed.

Men Of Steel follows two gibberish talking cookie cutters in a journey across worlds of culinary delight. There are three episodes including a creation myth that fuses Adam and Eve with Evolution, a romantic (I doubt it) outing to the movies and, finally, a cataclysmic visit to the woods. Cartoon Violence, Physical Comedy and mess (lots and lots of mess) ensues.

In 2007, Men of Steel debuted internationally in the prestigious Assembly Rooms of the Edinburgh Fringe, then followed onto Dublin Fringe, Hong Kong Fringe Club, and finished the year with a season at SOHO Theatre, London, where they were voted one of Time Out's Top Shows for Kids in 2007.

Featuring Australia’s foremost young puppeteers Hamish Fletcher, Tamara Rewse and Sam Routledge, with an explosive soundtrack designed by Aaron Cuthbert and Jared Lewis, the Men of Steel are a shining example of the burgeoning independent puppetry scene in Melbourne. Known for their extraordinary manipulation skills combined with a vicious sense of humour, this is object theatre at its inventive best.

'For full-bellied laughter, I urge you to take someone, everyone, or anyone to see Men of Steel. Funny and hugely skilful.' - New Statesmen (UK)

‘Puppetry at its most ingenious and disarming . . .Fabulously imaginative’ - The Age, Vic.

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