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Today in the Financial Review the whole of Australia is paying attention to this incredible show as it develops into something bigger than we all could possibly imagine...some of the article ...".Laser Beak Man promises to be a riotous show" In an interview with Brisbane Festival director Mr. David Berthold . "Many Australians are already familiar with the character Laser Beak Man, the offbeat comic superhero who is the brainchild of Brisbane artist Tim Sharp. Sharp's story is well known, thanks to television and radio interviews and his mother Judy's book Double Shot of Happiness, in which she recounts how she was advised to institutionalise him after he was diagnosed with severe autism at age three. Ignoring that advice, she introduced him to art, and the rest is wonderful, colourful history. A co-production between the festival, La Boite Theatre Company and Dead Puppet Society, Laser Beak Man is a riotous night in the theatre following the superhero's quest to save Power City and safeguard his special powers from destruction. The visual theatre work is brought alive by 30 puppets from the New York-based Brisbane puppetry outfit, with a live score composed and performed by Sam Cromack of Brisbane indie band Ball Park Musicand two band mates, cutting-edge digital imagery and drone-like AirOrbs the size of beach balls. "It's been gloriously collaborative," says Berthold. "Tim and Judy have been there every step of the way, from the development in New York after a philanthropist paid for them to be there, to Tim having the final say to all sorts of things. "This isn't a show that has anything to do with autism. It's a brilliant, funny superhero story with amazing puppets and great music." Read more: http://www.afr.com/…/brisbane-festival-raises-the-curtain-o… Follow us: @FinancialReview on Twitter | financialreview on Facebook Read more: http://www.afr.com/…/brisbane-festival-raises-the-curtain-o… Follow us: @FinancialReview on Twitter | financialreview on Facebook

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