Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon

Jules Verne meets The League of Gentlemen in this comic book of macabre characters come to life.

Join the hilariously grotesque world of our hero “The Newsman”, a bloodthirsty butcher and an extremely mad doctor in this subterranean adventure.

It opens beautifully in the style of a Tim Burton animation with actors looking like they have just stepped out of a Boy’s Own adventure of the 1900’s. The ingenious set, clever use of lighting and blue grass sound transports us to a sinister and isolated backwater.

Endlessly enjoyable attention to detail and cunningly clever humour makes this a show not to be missed.

I’ve never seen anything quite like this before. Let them surprise you.

Reviews by Bruce Kent

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The Blurb

From Melbourne purveyors of junkyard-theatre, a deliciously dark tale of dastardly deeds and unfathomable adventure, exquisitely crafted, riotously told. ''Wallace and Gromit' meets David Lynch ... One of the best shows I've ever seen'

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