“Jumper was conceived during a wild electrical storm. His mum, Pam, had been on a 4-day bender at a bushdoof with a travelling fire twirler named Guy.

He shoved a jumper up his t-shirt and suggested they have a baby… 9 months later, Guy had twirled on, and little Jumper was born…”

Cut Snake

by Amelia Evans, Dan Giovannoni & Paige Rattray


✮✮✮✮✮ TIME OUT

✮✮✮✮  THE AGE

Kiki, Bob and Jumper are best friends with extravagant and idiosyncratic dreams. Kiki wants to dance the tango on Mount Kilimanjaro with a bearded lady, Jumper is in love with a snake called Trix and Bob’s an ordinary bloke who might just hold the secret to time travel. A comedy about growing up, dying young, and being extraordinary no matter what.

Following sell-out seasons at the Melbourne and Sydney Fringe Festivals in 2011, plus awards and nominations, CUT SNAKE has toured through regional NSW and Victoria, played the Brisbane Festival and a convict-built barn in Tasmania, and enjoyed return seasons in Sydney and Melbourne.  A comic happening that pulls out pretty much every theatrical trick in the book for the audience’s entertainment – think cabaret, slapstick, acrobatics and sock puppets as well cameo appearances from Jesus and John Lennon – CUT SNAKE takes another look at life and says HELL YES.

A few more things about Cut Snake

Cut Snake played at the 2011 Sydney and Melbourne Fringe Festivals, selling out in Melbourne, receiving a 4-star review in The Age and winning a Melbourne Fringe Award for Best Emerging Writers as well as being nominated for Melbourne Green Room Theatre Awards for Best New Australian Work and Best Independent Ensemble.

For the 2013 Sydney season we transformed the auditorium at Rock Surfers at the Bondi Pav into possibly the world’s biggest cubby house. The Melbourne people also got a treat – a secret location and the first appearance of our brand new performance tent.

Cut Snake was on the VCE Drama list in 2013 and received awards from Drama Victoria for Best Resource Kit for Drama and/or Theatre Education 2013 (Dan Giovannoni) and Best Performance by a Theatre Company for VCE Drama 2013. It played in Victoria and Tasmania in 2014, including a school tour with Regional Arts Victoria.

In 2015, the mighty Theatre Works in St Kilda hosts a limited return season as CUT SNAKE reappears on the VCE list.

We hope to see you there.

It’s a way of life.

Cast | Creatives

WRITERS Amelia Evans, Dan Giovannoni
PRODUCER Belinda Kelly
WITH Julia Billington, Catherine Davies & Kevin Kiernan-Molloy
AND Marcus McKenzie, playing select seasons to date

Performance Dates

23 to 27 February 2015
Theatre Works, St Kilda

For more information, and to book, click here.

Performance History

12 to 23 March 2013
Bondi Pav, Bondi Beach (in a transformed auditorium, the giant cubby)

For more information, now historic, click here.

10 – 14 September 2013
Parade Ground Tent, QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Kelvin Grove. Co-presented with Critical Stages.

More information, historic, here.

October 2013
From Mudgee to Wagga Wagga and back again. See what that looked like here.

We were proud to join the Education program of Regional Arts Victoria in a tour of schools in regional and remote Victoria in 2014.
We played a special, one-off performance on 7 Feb at historic Shene in Tasmania.
We also played a very short return season in Melbourne, at the charming Kew Court House. Feb 20, 21, 22.
Finally, we made a visit to the Hurstbridge Community Hall, 2pm & 7:30pm on Saturday 16 August, whilst in residency at Laughing Waters.


Check out the 2013 Melbourne reviews, 5-stars in the Herald-Sun, 5-stars in Time Out, 4 stars from The Age.

Finally, for the Sydney season, check out what blog StageMilk thought and also the guys over at Concrete Playground.


This show runs for about 50 minutes and is also available for hire, please contact us for details or more information about our education packs and archival footage.


The SCRIPT has been published by Currency Press and is available for purchase here. For VCE people, this contains handy education notes compiled by Dan Giovannoni.

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