Porcelain Punch Travelling Medicine Show

We have tickets for Porcelain Punch to give away!!  Now some of you might be asking… what is that?  In short, it’s an event in the Junction Arts Festival program, which is coming to northern Tasmania 22-26 August.  You may remember the article we shared back in May about another Junction Arts Festival event: En Route, a theatrical walking tour of Launceston.

Alison Wilkes, the author of that article, is the marketing coordinator of the Junction Arts Festival.  Alison has now offered one lucky Think Tasmania reader a double pass for the Porcelain Punch Travelling Medicine Show on Friday 24 August at 9pm in Launceston. The double pass is valued at $50 and the show goes for 60 minutes.

Porcelain Punch - Travelling Medicine Show, Junction Arts Festival
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Porcelain Punch Travelling Medicine Show ~ Image courtesy Porcelain Punch

Junction Arts Festival… Great For the Tasmanian Community

This is a fabulous opportunity to see an exciting show right here in Tasmania.   You’d plan to travel interstate to see a theatrical performance like Porcelain Punch.  But now the company is coming right here… they’ll be on our very doorstep!   As with all events and festivals of this nature, with local support they can only get bigger and better and continue to offer great opportunities for Tasmania.

And of course we love to offer our support here at Think Tasmania, especially to local initiatives that have a spin-off benefit for other business owners in our network.  So we’ll be bringing you more information about the Junction Arts Festival really soon.  Dan will be attending the VIP Launch on Wednesday 22 August and meeting up with dignitaries including the Launceston City Council Mayor, Alderman Albert van Zetten.  And then he’ll be taking his trusty camera along with his media pass, and snapping all the action from the arts festival to share with everyone.


In the meantime, here’s a little more information about the Porcelain Punch show…

What is the Porcelain Punch Travelling Medicine Show?

Porcelain Punch Travelling Medicine Show is a theatre piece that draws influence from the infamous ‘Medicine Shows’ that once travelled the countryside offering programs of comedy, music, circus and other novelties along with complex displays and a ‘hard sell’ of assorted tonics, salves, elixirs and the ever unattainable ‘miracle cure’.

After sell-out shows across Australia, they bring to Launceston the phenomenon of the Porcelain Punch Miracle Cure, and extraordinary elixir of immortality-curer of incurable conditions, bestower of beauty and extender of the under endowed.

“A brilliant show which I recommend you all brave the cold nights to see, before they blow out of town again.” ~ Deborah Langley, Theatre Press

The Porcelain Punch Company was conceived in an open warehouse space in the industrial area of Brunswick East during the creation of the companies first show the ‘Porcelain Punch Travelling Medicine Show’. Drawing inspiration from an old fashioned caravan, antique bottles and suitcases, red velvet curtains, and the strength and versatility of performers- a hybrid vaudevillian cabaret took to its feet. After the success of this first production new and exciting projects are now in planning.

Win Tickets to Porcelain Punch at the Junction Arts Festival

With thanks to the team at Junction Arts Festival, we are very pleased to offer you the chance to win a double pass.  As we’ve said before, the competition rules on Facebook are all too mind-boggling, so we’re going to keep this in-house.  We’re also going to make it REALLY simple, so everyone can get involved.  Apparently a random draw is allowed in Tasmania without applying for a permit, so here’s what to do…

Step 1 – leave a reply at the bottom of this article by 20 August 2012

And that’s it!  Of course if you’d like to check out the Junction Arts Festival website, and spread the word about all the events, that would be a great idea too.  They are giving you the chance to win something, and we all win when these events are held in Tasmania.

Porcelain Punch ~ Common Sense Give-Away!

  • Leave a comment on this post by 20 August 2012.  We’ll put
    all names into a hat and a random name will be drawn out.
  • The double pass to Porcelain Punch Travelling Medicine Show on
    Friday 24 August at 9pm (valued at $50) is the one and only prize.
  • Fair and reasonable terms and conditions automatically apply.
    So one entry per person, etc.  Please apply common sense
    to all aspects of this give-away and share the chance with others.
  • We won’t use your email address for anything sinister, because
    we firmly believe in doing the right thing.  Always.  Don’t you?
  • We’ll contact the winner by email and announce the result here
    on this competition page as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
  • We will advise Alison Wilkes of the name and email address of
    the winner of the Porcelain Punch Travelling Medicine Show pass
    and she will arrange delivery or collection of the tickets directly.


What else do we need to stipulate?  Nothing?  Okay… then it’s over to you.  Comment away!  We wish you all the best of luck.  And if you’d be kind enough to share this competition with all your peeps, we’d be extremely happy.  Sharing will no doubt lead to similar giveaway opportunities with Think Tasmania in the future, and that can only be a good thing for everyone.

26 August 2012 ~ Kathryn (aka Kate), the winner of the double pass to the Porcelain Punch Travelling Medicine Show at the Junction Arts Festival, was kind enough to send in a review and a photo to share with us.  She had a “brilliant time”.  Read all about it…

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You can purchase tickets via the Junction Arts Festival website.

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