Speakeasy Performance Applications Taking the Waters by Lemony S Puppet Theatre

Event Details

Three sisters gather together after many years apart. One of them is dying.

In this complex world, old patterns of behaviour play out, old wounds are re-exposed and ultimately, a new reality where three becomes two must be found.

Created in collaboration with internationally celebrated artist Kyoko Imazu, singer-songwriter Susannah Espie and Lemony S Puppet Theatre, Taking the Waters is a visually stunning, aching and humorous examination of the absurdity of life and death.

This new work from Lemony S Puppet Theatre combines live performance, sung voice, bunraku puppets and object theatre with stunning and multi-layered shadow scenes.


Composition/performer – Suzannah Espie

Performer – Fiona McLeod

Performer/puppeteer – Tamara Rewse

Writer/director – Sarah Kriegler

Set & costume design – Yvette Turnbull

Shadow puppetry design & construction – Kyoko Imazu

Puppetry design, puppet maker & co-creator  – Jacob Williams

Dramaturg – Ben Grant

Sound designer – Marco Cocher-Gibard

Lighting designer – Rachel Burke

Producer – Erin Milne (Bureau of Works)

Promotion photography – Sarah Walker


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20 November - 30 November, 2019


Wed - Sat 8pm, Sunday 6pm, Sat matinee 2pm (Sat 30 November)


Studio 1, Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre


80mins approx



Additional Info

Auslan interpreted – Thursday 28 November at 8pm
Relaxed performance – Saturday 30 November at 2pm

Darebin City Council
274 Gower St, Preston Victoria 3072

Phone: (03) 8470 8888
Fax: (03) 8470 8888