Melita Rowston's Shit Tourism presents THE GIANT WORM SHOW!
1974: the tiny town of Korumburra, Victoria faces perilous decline until they capitalise on what they have bigger than anywhere else – a giant worm.
FACT – it’s the largest in the world.
One hundred metres of pink material later, Karmai the giant pink worm puppet is born! It spawned a worm festival, celebrity Worm Kings, and saved a town.
Then Karmai disappeared.
Now Melita Rowston journeys into worm country to find it.
Accompanied by foul-mouthed puppets wrangled by Benito Di Fonzo, she worm-watches in paddocks, worships a giant concrete worm and meets quirky locals whose lives were transformed by the pink puppet.
Her latest Shit Tourism Show (following fringe hit ‘6 Degrees of Ned Kelly’) celebrates Australia’s obsession with Big Things.
“Was it weird being Worm King? Well, I had been talking to an ostrich for 11 years…” Daryl Somers
“In Cold Blood meets The Muppets” The Brag
"General ridiculousness and all-round hilarity” Sydney Scoop
"Oozes nostalgic appeal" Sydney Morning Herald