They Came From Uranus to dazzle Melbourne this Midsumma Festival

Midsumma-2024-They-Came-From-Uranus-photo-by-Alexis-Desaulniers-LeaAn outrageous, eye-popping puppet feast for adults, Murray Raine presents They Came From Uranus at The MC Showroom: 24 – 27 January, as part of the 2024 Midsumma Festival.

A decadent story of love bombs going awry in an outrageous sixty-minute “adults only’’ sci-fi cabaret burlesque. It’s a sexy, sassy, hilarious puppet feast performed by master puppeteer and gender illusionist Murray Raine and his company Murray and the Murrayonettes.

They Came From Uranus tells a story of lust, sex and perversion. Belonging to the oeuvre of the best B-grade trashy sci-fi movies our tale follows a woman’s courage as she saves the world from an alien invasion and restores universal faith in the great responsibility of our most precious of assets… social influencers.

This unique show is performed in its own ornate miniature burlesque theatre and features a dazzling array of shadow puppetry, multi-media projections and ‘Humanettes’ – a rarely seen form of puppetry which comprises the puppeteers head with a puppet’s body.

Director James Welsby (Yummy Productions) and his cast of 20 sexsational Humanettes (all played by Murray Raine), lavishly costumed by Isaac Lummis, will introduce you to a world of debauched aliens and glittering burlesque beauties. This show seeks to morph the real into the ridiculous, while redefining indecency.

If you’re captivated by camp theatre, big hair-dos and retro music then this “adults only” show will make you question everything you thought you knew about puppets, burlesque and aliens – you will not want to miss!

“Murray Raine is one of Australia’s greatest living puppeteers. His energy and passion explode from the stage with each song, and as with any truly great puppeteer, there is a palpable sense of ‘the other’ in the character… He is an incredible performer, putting on a technically sophisticated one-man show.” – Australian Arts Review

They Came From Uranus
The MC Showroom, 50 Clifton Street, Prahran
Season: 24 – 27 January 2024
Information and Bookings:

They Came From Uranus will also be presented at the Palais-Hepburn, Hepburn Springs on Saturday 9 March 2024, as part of the 2024 Chillout Festival.

Image: They Came From Uranus – photo by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea

DisclaimerThis show features Puppet nudity, strong adult themes, sexual references, copious amounts of glitter and not suitable for children, the faint hearted or church social groups.