Polite Mammals by The Wholesome Hour

A totally wild variety show the whole family can enjoy

Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy 

Local and award-winning physical theatre company, The Wholesome Hour (Kimberley Twiner, Lily Fish, Angela Fouhy and Sunanda Sachatrakul) rocket their totally wild, neo-vaudevillian variety show to Darebin Arts Centre.  

Inspired by iconic 90s Aussie kids TV (The Ferals, Lift Off, Recovery) Polite Mammals celebrates animals of all kinds: real, imaginary, sparkly, stinky, polite and rude!  

Through puppetry, dance, original music and absurd mischief, you and your family will be introduced to 20+ animal inspired characters in under an hour. Expect farting skunks, a dancing praying mantis, Frankenstein cockroaches and even a singing bin chicken (a.k.a. ibis). 

This is all ages Aussie comedy at its silliest! 

Suitable for children aged 5-10. This show is sensory-friendly.

Approximate running time: 55mins (no interval)

For wheelchair and accessible services, contact ticketing@darebin.vic.gov.au.


PLUS: Animal Antics Kids Workshop

Wanna get creative making your own animal characters?

The team behind Polite Mammals are running two physical comedy workshops for budding performers! Grounded in play and clowning, participants will practice making outrageous characters and funny scenes. Click here to find out more.

Creative Team

Created and performed by: Lily Fish, Sunanda Sachatrakul, Angela Fouhy, Kimberley Twiner
: Rinske Ginsberg
Composer: Jack Lewis
Costume designer: Kimberley Twiner
Puppetsmith: Lily Fish
Production Manager: Hannah Willoughby

Image by: Theresa Harrison

Artist Bio

The Wholesome Hour are an award-winning physical comedy super group specialising in wild and raucous work for families. 

Current members include Lily Fish and Kimberley Twiner (PO PO MO CO), Sunanda Sachatrakul (Sunanda Loves Britney), Ell Sachs (The Travelling Sisters), and Angela Fouhy (Maggot). 

"Crazy, funny, silly" - Stage Whispers

YouTube: @thewholesomehourrocks | FB: /thewholesomehour | IG: @thewholesomehour

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09 Apr 24 - 09 Apr 24
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

10am & 1pm
Darebin Arts Centre
401 Bell St, Preston VIC 3072
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$15 Standard
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