Journey to the Centre of the Earth
''Mark was amazing! The show was wonderful and entertaining. He showed great professionalism.'
Welcome to the most dangerous adventure ever! It's Jules Verne’s classic told through mime, puppetry, miniature worlds in suitcases, special umbrellas and an erupting volcano!
When young Axel accidentally discovers a tunnel descending through a volcano, his eccentric uncle Professor Lidenbrock launches an expedition accompanied by Hans, a powerful Icelandic giant and Gertrude, his intrepid duck.
Together they journey through glittering caverns, escape from gigantic dinosaurs and sail upon oceans bubbling with whirlpools. Can they reach the centre of the Earth? Can they return? And most importantly for Axel, will Professor Lidenbrock let him marry his niece?
Mark Penzak has toured this production throughout Australia in venues big, small and very small. Amongst others, it has performed to rave reviews at Edinburgh Fringe, The Melbourne Puppet Festival, Dublin's Helix Theatre and The Spark Festival Leichester.
Set design/construction: Eliza-Jane Gilchrist
Music & Sound: Andrée Cozens
'Entertaining, clever, brilliantly performed, good script, engaging with clever scene changes and stage craft!’
‘Mark Penzak has an impressive array of props together with an effervescent theatrical imagination...a gifted and unpatronising performer.‘ Sunday Herald Edinburgh
‘The young audience spent the show completely mesmerized.'