Murray is regarded as Australia’s leading “cabaret” marionettist. Since 1985 he has extensively worked and toured in Australia’s major theatres including principal roles for the “Marionette Theatre Of Australia”, Peter Oldham’s “Performing Puppet Company” and the $12,000,000 stage spectacular “Pan”.
Murray Raine grew up in Newcastle, New South Wales. His initial interest and love of puppetry was triggered at the early age of six. Following a performance by the iconic “Marionette Theatre Of Australia” at Waratah Infants school, he new a career in puppetry was his destiny!
Murray’s vast career in puppetry has led to an outstanding body of work in theatre, film, night-clubs, cabaret rooms, television, theatre in education, cruise ships, International arts festivals and television commercials as well as directing and lecturing in the art of puppetry.
Murray is perhaps most famous and regarded for his own amazing solo cabaret shows. His enormously popular family show “It’s Raining Puppets” has enthralled audiences across Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines and such exotic ports as Dubai in the Middle East.