aka Iulia Benze
MA Performance Practice and Research, Central School of Speech and Drama Iulia has had a wild and varied career as an Actress and Performance Artist. She has an in-depth knowledge of feminism, psychoanalysis and stuckism in performance. She translated academic theatre books for Odin Theatre Company, Denmark, whilst being a key innovator and organiser of the Alternative Actors project. Iulia also co-founded the theatre company CRAFT in London in 2012.
Perhaps though Iulia’s greatest discovery in the arts came in form of Milkshake her clown character and star of all of Bubble Laboratory’s shows. Not a single man, woman or child does not fall in love and laughter with this outrageous little mischief maker whose love of life and bubbles shines into the hearts of us all.
The worlds most adorable ball of cuteness was waiting in an all goods store in the town of Carei in Romania to be picked up by a child that would be her best friend who she could play with and entertain which was her biggest dream in life. Unfortunately nobody bought her and she sat on the shelf for years until she ended up in the bottom of box and the store put on a closing down sale.
On the last day before the store closed, Dr Bubble discovered her among buried away and forgotten and gave her to Milkshake who gave her a rainbow makeover and patchwork jumpsuit and the new and improved Mini Milkshake was born. Little could she have ever imagined in her wildest dreams that she would be the best friend of tens of thousands of children and entertain them around the world as she does, as one of the stars of Bubble Laboratory.
aka Kurt Murray
BCA Honours in Drama and Performance, Flinders University Drama Centre. Holds over two decades of theatre experience working as an actor, set designer, producer, teacher, street and cabaret performer, professional wrestler and as a director. His quest for finding new levels of performance has led him to work with acting masters in Iran to Qi Gong masters in China. He has taught acting for Sylvia Young Theatre and Delfont Mackintosh in London.
Kurt made has always had a love of bubble manipulation and as a result combined his immense knowledge of Bubbleology with his performance skills to create a new form of Bubble Entertainment combining storytelling. The result of which has left in its wake a string of 4 and 5 star reviews and award nominations with only the very best yet to come.