Live Entertainment – Talking Lampposts
Talking Lampposts at The Village Bizarre, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW.
Our “Live Entertainment” installation TALKING LAMPPOST act is the latest of our homegrown productions. Picture two beautiful European influenced Lamp posts on the side of the road or on a park pathway, as you stroll past you think “Gee that’s a handsome light post” then out of nowhere it speaks to you. “Live Entertainment”! At first you think that you are hearing things, but then you realize that you are wearing a red shirt and it is saying “hey you in the red shirt.” Feeling a tiny bit like you are on candid camera, you turn and sheepishly answer “Yeees.”
That is just the beginning of the live entertainment as this Lamppost David and his Lamppost friend Victoria, begin to interact with and perform for the ever growing crowd that gathers at a distance to watch the quick witted and highly interactive talking Lampposts have a barrel of laughs while surprising and playing around with the public. The lampposts sing and play music and make a lot of cultural and relationship related comments about the passing people, as well as laying out the secrets of their own relationships.
The lampposts are hysterical, they push the boundaries of social convention and the improvisation that takes place is skilled and impressive. If you want something left of centre, new and inspiring for your festival or event, try the Lampposts, you really won’t be disappointed.
The Lampposts are two metal objects that are stationary and require no power. The Lampposts are operated remotely by two actors who are situated to be able to see all the same passing traffic. The actors are disguised as normal punters. The Lampposts have two way speakers and microphones in them so they can talk and hear what is going on around them. They are also able to play pre-recorded music and sound effects and have interactive light features, knobs and buttons that can be played with when invited.
It is a blast, fun, unexpected and highly individual live entertainment.