DR EGG AND THE MAN WITH  NO EAR

provocative, creative, and exceptionally polished ... Wilson’s visual storytelling is exceptionally strong and disciplined.
— Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, Aug 2008
Elegant, polished, stylish, poetic and technically formidable.
— Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier, Nov 2010
Creatively, it’s a treat. Visually, it’s a new standard.
— Chris Piatt, Time Out Chicago, Aug 2008

PRODUCED BY JESSICA WILSON FOR PREMIERE AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE (2007), WITH THE FOLLOWING SEASONS;

PERTH'S AWESOME FESTIVAL (2007)

VICTORIAN ARTS CENTRE (2007)

CHICAGO'S REDMOON THEATER , USA (2008)

THE CULTCH THEATRE, VANCOUVER, CANADA (2010)

OTTAWA CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL, OTTAWA, CANADA (2010)

LE COUPS DE THEATRE, MONTREAL, CANADA (2010)

  • WRITERS: Catherine Fargher (text) and Jessica Wilson (imagery), based on a story by Catherine Fargher
  • DIRECTOR: Jessica Wilson
  • DESIGNER:  Jonathon Oxlade
  • ANIMATION: Jamie Clennett
  • COMPOSER: Lara Golon 
  • LIGHTING DESIGN: Phil Lethlean
  • PUPPETS: Graeme Davis
  • PERFORMERS: (Narrator) Annie Lee & Tania Bosak, (The Daughter) Larra Tumak & Rebecca Mauldin, (The Man) Brian Lucas & Christian Baggin, (Dr Egg) Colin Sneesby & Adam Shulzi

 

WINNER OF THE 2011 AWGIE FOR BEST SCRIPT FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES  

Dr Egg and the Man with No Ear captivated audiences in multiple seasons both in Australia and North America, with its intriguing story, beautiful integration of art forms, quirky aesthetic, contemporary thematics, and stunning line up of performers.  

In a distinctive combination of puppetry, stop motion animation, original music and physical performance, this exquisite production playfully explores the moral and ethical dilemmas society faces, as new developments are made in health and fertility. A contemporary moral tale, it draws on the traditional structure of fables to raise questions about the remarkable futures and modern day miracles promised by science.

When a man loses his ear in a bizarre cycling accident involving a bull terrier, he cannot shake the yearning to replace it. A mysterious scientist, Dr Egg, offers a previously unthinkable possibility; he can grow the man a new ear. But first he needs a piece of his daughters' precious flesh. When the deal is done, the ear grows, and grows, but it does not stop there.  A new life is made.  And it looks a lot like her. The daughter is now faced with a serious dilemma.

Dr Egg has been acclaimed for its seamless integration of forms blending person, puppet and animation to achieve beautiful imagery. It is strongly image based story telling with a compelling narrative.