20 Lazzis in a Hat is pure entertainment! An exciting journey into the heart of Commedia dell’Arte – promising students non-stop fun, comedy and excitement.
Audiences will discover the origins of Commedia dell’Arte and witness, first hand, its improvised nature. The performance showcases numerous masked stock characters, hilarious burle and 20 of Commedia’s famous traditional lazzi consisting of verbal asides on current political, social and literary topics, pratfalls and acrobatics.
The performers embody the style with their heart, body and soul; showcasing just how much energy, commitment, comedic flare and incredible technique is needed to bring this tradition to life!
The Arts (Drama)
Strands: Developing understanding of practices
Responding to and interpreting artworks
Critical and Creative Thinking
Personal and Social Capability
Themes and Contexts:
Devised by: Clint Bolster, Allie Wilde & Nick Cilento
Directed by: Clint Bolster
Homunculus Theatre was a wonderful experience for our students. It’s rare that such a well organised and skilfully crafted show makes it out to our remote school. The show itself was thoroughly entertaining and enjoyed by all age groups from Prep to Year 6. The workshop following the show was engaging and catered for all of our students and their ability levels. I would recommend Homunculus Theatre to any school in Australia. ★★★★★