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 people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land upon which we work. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.