Chasing the Lollyman

Chasing the Lollyman

Chasing the Lollyman is a one man show starring one of Queensland’s most dynamic and funny Indigenous performers, Mark Sheppard. It is a joyous sharing of stories, a celebration of urban Indigenous identity and takes a satirical look at the media and popular culture. Playing a variety of characters, weaving stand up with storytelling and clown, Mark pokes fun at everything from Neighbours (what would it be like if a Murri family moved into Ramsey Street) to politics.

As original as it is Aboriginal
– Time Off

Chasing the Lollyman premiered at the Sue Benner Theatre, Metro Arts in 2010. It has gone on to tour Queensland (twice!), sellout seasons at La Mama Theatre (Melbourne) and The Dreaming Festival (Woodford), a season at HotHouse Theatre (Albury Wodonga) and a national tour in 2012 (Playing Australia).

Chasing the Lollyman was directed by and devised with Liz Skitch and was originally developed in association with the kuril dhagan centre, State Library of Queensland and supported by Arts Queensland.

An affable and winning actor, Sheppard’s picaresque offering is as original as it is Aboriginal, taking a light-hearted but surprisingly deep and personal look at Murri culture within a sketch framework, drawing on his own childhood in Mareeba among the Muluridgi mob.
– Baz McAlister, Time Off Magazine, 2010
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DVD available for purchase

Filmed during its premier season at Metro Arts’ Sue Benner Theatre, Brisbane in 2010, the DVD also features a documentary of Mark’s story and the Chasing the Lollyman journey.

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Document downloads

Additional documents are available for Chasing the Lollyman as downloadable PDFs:

Premier Production Program PDF
Guide to Murri Lingo PDF

Video Teaser

Production images

Click on any of the thumbnails below to view. Photography by Lukas Davidson.

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