Malthouse Theatre & FRINGE FESTIVAL


“A charming and surprisingly touching, human drama in miniature” The Age.

In a twisted suburban fable of loss and redemption we find a miniature cabaret where lovers and drag queens sell their souls for the ultimate life of affection.

Puppeteers Sarah Kriegler and Jacob Williams presented this beer-stained story of a neighbourhood not unfamiliar. Supported by music from UK Gypsy band, The Tiger Lillies, Apples and Ladders portrays love, sadness and dreams using layered images of shadow puppetry, marionettes, object-theatre and Bunraku puppets.

Apples and Ladders was presented in-rep with APHIDS production of A Quarreling Pair.


Created and Performed – Sarah Kriegler and Jacob Williams
Music –The Tiger Lillies
Lighting Design – Richard Vabre
A Lemony S production

Malthouse Theatre
28 September to Oct 7

APHIDS acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Boon wurrung peoples on whose lands we live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respect to past, present, and future Aboriginal elders and community, and to their long and rich history of artmaking on this Country.