Perky and Fiddle
Created by Laura Stam
Two garden gnomes, two wheelbarrows, one big adventure....
Perky and Fiddle are a pair of garden gnomes who have spent many years sitting on their wheelbarrows watering the flower beds. Increasingly bored of their humdrum, predestined existence, their dream of a wild, exhilarating, glamorous life grows ever stronger, until in a spontaneous moment they run off into the wild world of bike races, police chases, explosions, and a bit of can can dancing, to defy the stereotype of garden gnomes forever!
"Unique, clever, slightly absurd and very funny, the show was a great success."
Hoopla Festival, Sydney, Australia
Highly visual, the 20 minute show is performed without text to a recorded soundtrack, with humour that operates on different levels, making it appealing for both adults and children. It's a mixture of mime, puppetry, comedy and badly behaved gnomes. Very badly behaved.
Perky and Fiddle have escaped the flower bed, and with their trusty bikes they're out in search of adventures in the wider world. They just need a little help from people to keep them moving along, and out of sight of the gardener...
Dramaturgy - Penny Baron (Born in a Taxi)