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Literature! Literature! Literature

 It might not rhyme with anything but it’s still very important. Having already saved everything else, Garry Starr is now hell-bent on saving books from extinction by performing every Penguin Classic novel ever written. In an hour. Mostly naked (but with flippers). 


Comic wunderkind Starr tears through the world’s most iconic works of fiction, from The Little Prince to Moby Dick and everything in between, proving nothing is safe from being lampooned with the utmost nincompoopery.


Following sell-out seasons in Edinburgh, London, Melbourne, Sydney, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, your (new) favourite multi-award-winning idiot returns with another anarchic masterclass of epically stupid proportions.

Directed by Cal McCrystal (‘Britain’s funniest director’ - The Guardian) and Georgia Murphy

'Garry Starr is an accomplished clown, and Classic Penguins is a masterclass in the serious nature of being extremely silly.

It’s ingenious and celebratory' 

Beyond the Joke



Garry Starr is writing a play. But he’s struggling to concentrate.
Thoughts keep swinging through his head like monkeys in the jungle.
They pop in, drive through, swing past and start monkey parties - making it impossible for him to concentrate.
Garry does love his monkeys.
But sometimes they just get a bit much.
Will Garry ever be able to manage his monkeys and finish his play?
Monkeys Everywhere is a show for all ages – but especially for those who can’t always keep their monkeys under control. Full of clowning, silliness, play and creativity, Monkeys Everywhere is a show with real heart. You would be bananas to miss it!


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An overzealous idiot attempts to perform all of Greek Mythology in order to save his Hellenic homeland from economic ruin.


Never before has Medusa been looser,

Achilles more sillies,

or Uranus so heinous.

Having single handedly saved the performing arts with his multi-award-winning debut show, comic wunderkind Garry Starr returns with another anarchic masterclass not to be mythed.



'Sidesplittingly funny physical comedy'

The Age


'This hour of madcap mayhem needs to shoot straight to the top of your must-see list'

Scottish Daily Mail


'An adrenaline rush of absolute irreverence'

British Theatre Guide



'Utter chaos - in the best way possible'

Sydney Morning Herald


'Garry Starr deserves a seat in the pantheon of physical comedians'




🏆 WINNER - Best Physical Theatre & Circus 🏆

Sydney Fringe 2022

🏆 WINNER - Best Comedy 🏆

Manchester Fringe 2018

🏆 WINNER - Emerging Artist 🏆

Adelaide Fringe 2018 Weekly

🏆 WINNER - Tour Ready Award 🏆

Adelaide Fringe 2018 


Disgraced actor Garry Starr defies his critics by performing every style of theatre imaginable, thus saving the performing arts from extinction. Starr tears through genres with little regard for personal safety and even less regard for art.

Nothing is sacred during this ‘masterclass in mockery’ (London Evening Standard). From Classical to Physical Theatre, Burlesque to Butoh, Melodrama to Mask; even Cirque Nouveau and contemporary ‘Euro Theatre’ get the Garry Starr treatment.


Directed by Cal McCrystal (The Mighty Boosh, Spymonkey, Paddington 1 & 2)



'An anarchic play-date with a six-foot-two toddler with a mop of fuzzy hair, no inhibitions and far too much raspberry cordial on board. It’s an exhilarating feeling'

GLAM Adelaide


‘From now on, any one-man comedy show I watch will be measured against the Garry Starr bar, and believe me that bar is now incredibly high’

New Zealand Herald



‘Uproariously funny...a superb, accessible clown’

The Scotsman


‘A drama masterclass, leading us from clownish chaos to feats of comic genius.’

The Guardian


‘Unapologetically entertaining’

London Evening Standard


‘Hilarious…Starr’s comic sensibility has broad appeal’

The Age

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