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BRUCE HITS THE ROAD IN 2024!

Catch BRUCE as part of Joondalup Festival before he heads off across Western Australia with CircuitWest’s Shows on the Go!

6 March, PERTH, Joondalup Festival SOLD OUT!

14 March, BROOME, Broome Civic Centre

16 March, KARRATHA, Red Earth Arts Precinct

22 March, JURIEN BAY, Jurien Sports & Recreation Centre

26 March, MERREDIN, Cummins Theatre – Merredin

28 March, HOPETOUN, Hopetoun Community Centre

12 April, FREMANTLE – Hamilton Hill Memorial Hall

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From the creator of the international smash hit The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer comes a new low-fi puppetry spectacular. Get ready to blast off for an epic adventure that bends time and melts your heart. After Tim Watts’ last two Helpmann Award nominated shows (The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer and It’s Dark Outside) performed to sold out crowds and rave reviews all over the world, Watts has teamed up with Nickelodeons’ Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd for the debut of BRUCE.

Keeping you on the edge of your seat, BRUCE will sweep you away on an epic adventure of love and revenge. He may be just a floating block of yellow foam, but BRUCE is out to prove he’s got a heart of pure gold. These exceptionally skilled puppeteers bring BRUCE to life as we witness the incredible comedic story of his life as a self-proclaimed hero-cop turned novelist-astronaut.

BRUCE is a loveable screw-up; he’s got one last shot at redemption but, with a lifetime of regrets hunting him down, he’s running out of space-time. Created and performed by Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd and Tim Watts, this sidesplitting story is unapologetic in its minimal approach. BRUCE is a non-stop rollercoaster of action, adventure and nostalgia.

 

BRUCE is available for touring anywhere internationally. Please contact our Producer at georgia@thelastgreathunt.com

Bruce is a high-octane, low-fi adventure with genuine edge-of-the-seat thrills...

The Guardian, UK

...the amount of humanity these two Australian puppeteers manage to imbue into their squeezy protagonist is remarkable and delectable... ★★★★

The Times, UK

I’ve never been so emotionally attached to a sponge... ★★★★★

Edinblogger

Event details

  • Duration: 55 minutes
  • Content Warning: The show contains adult themes, coarse language, drug use and drug references.
  • Age Recommendation: Ages 15+

Price List

  • 6 March, Joondalup Festival$19
  • 13 March, Broome Civic Centre$23
  • 16 March, Red Earth Arts Precinct (Karratha)$35
  • 22 March, Jurien Bay Sport & Rec Centre$15
  • 26 March, Cummins Theatre (Merridin)$11
  • 28 March, Hopetoun Community Centre$35
  • 12 April, Hamilton Hill Memorial Hall (Fremantle)$15

The Artists

Tim Watts

Creator & Director & Performer

Tim Watts is a performer, deviser, director, puppeteer, improvisor and animator from Perth, Western Australia. He is a founding member of The Last Great Hunt and a Sidney Myer Fellowship recipient. He has a passion for creating and performing original, imaginatively engaging theatrical experiences born from improvisation and experimentation.

Since graduating from Notre Dame University, Fremantle with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in 2005, he has participated in international workshops, including studying clown and physical comedy with Dell’Arte International in Blue Lake California, as well as Puppetry workshops with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in Fremantle, Western Australia, and Blind Summit in the UK. He has co-created and performed in a plethora of shows, some of which won awards and toured all over the world.

These include: The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer (2009), It’s Dark Outside (2012), BRUCE (2014), Monroe and Associates (2015), New Owner (2016), The Irresistible (2017), Stay With Us (2018), Lé Nør [The Rain] (2019), and Whistleblower (2021).

Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd

Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd

Creator, Composer & Director & Performer

Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd is enjoying a varied and diverse career as a multi-award winning actor, comedian, improviser, puppeteer, musician, producer, and director.

On ABC’s Tonightly with Tom Ballard Wyatt co-wrote all the songs for the show, winning an ARIA award for his efforts. As half of the Logie nominated and ASTRA award-winning comedy duo Luke & Wyatt he has written, acted and presented on Nickelodeon and performed in standup rooms around the country. As a puppeteer he has performed to acclaim at festivals all around Australia and the world with this wee little show called Bruce!

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