One mysterious day in 1900, a group of innocent school girls went missing in the Australian Bush. Or, so they say…
Emerging theatre company and award-winning, “absolute class-A idiots” (Spymonkey), Pointy Finger (Voices Of Evil, Movements in Motion, Whoopsie!), take on the great mysteries of time, place and picnic in this re-imagining of Joan Lindsay’s Picnic At Hanging Rock. Featuring an international cast of clown-divisors including Laurie Luxe, Claire Oehme and Johann Silva – this re-telling combines music, movement, drag, puppetry and more. A surreal ode to an Australian Gothic classic – as performed by complete and utter nitwits.
A theatrical and ambitious new work-in-progress from a company lauded for their “must-see, outstanding comedy, (&) fabulous clowning”, (ReviewsHub).
Pointy Finger are an emerging theatre company creating playful, innovative comedy. Founded in late 2021, they have already won multiple awards, garnered five star reviews, and had sell-out runs at Brighton Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe & Soho Theatre. Lauded for their “Must-see, outstanding comedy", Pointy Finger craft surreal & viscerally funny worlds.
Laurie Luxe is an Australian clown, theatre-maker & designer. She has a background in fashion (RMIT) & comedy (graduate of Ecole Philippe Gaulier) and is a regular on the London cabaret scene. Her theatrical work includes Movements in Motion, Voices of Evil, Chippy Off the Old Block & Never Heard of It. She is the designer, co-creator & director of Lachlan Werner's Voices of Evil, which has gone on to multiple runs at Soho theatre.
Claire Oehme is a Paris-based Australian perfomer, trained in acting in Australia (Actors Centre Australia) and Paris (Ecole Philippe Gaulier). She has performed on the Paris cabaret circuit & other credits include The Tempest (Cygnet Theatre, Paris), Never Heard of It (Edinburgh Fringe) and Much Ado About Nothing (Genesian Theatre, Sydney). This is her London debut with Pointy Finger.
Johann Silva is a Paris-based Australian performer, trained in acting in Australia (QUT's Fine Arts Acting) and Paris (Ecole Philippe Gaulier). He has performed on the Paris cabaret circuit and other credits include Prospero in The Tempest (Cygnet Theatre, Paris), Players Touring Troupe (Bell Shakespeare, Sydney), & Don Pedro (Much Ado About Nothing, Genesian Theatre, Sydney). This is his London debut with Pointy Finger.
Lachlan Werner is a clown, ventriloquist, writer & theatre-maker. His most recent solo show 'Voices of Evil' has been a sell-out hit at The Pleasance, Brighton Fringe and Soho Theatre. The show was the winner of Reviewshub Best Show Award, and was nominated for the OffFest Off-WestEnd Award and the Soho Playhouse New York Award. In 2022, he was runner up for LGBTQ+ New Comedian Of The Year.
Press & Reviews
PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS WORK
“Must-see, outstanding comedy (and) fabulous clowning. A winning combination" ★★★★★ - ReviewsHub Broadway Baby
"The perfect show" ★★★★★ - Broadway Baby
"Class A Idiots" - Spymonkey
"Something special. Has the audience eating out of their hands" - SLAP Magazine
Cast & Creative Team Performer / Writer / Devisor / Designer: LAURIE LUXE
Performer / Devisor: CLAIRE OEHME
Performer / Devisor: JOHANN SILVA
Dramaturg: LACHLAN WERNER