Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is Australia’s flagship puppetry company and a driving force in the puppetry landscape in Australia since 1981. The artistic vision of Spare Parts is to create masterful inter-generational works for the delight of audiences everywhere. The company has an impressive of history of attracting and producing outstanding talent. The company’s first production was a commission by the prestigious Perth International Arts Festival. Guest artist Noriko Nishimoto, master puppeteer, was brought from Japan to work on the production. She continued to tirelessly support the theatre with her expertise until her death in 2016.
In 1987 Spare Parts built its current venue in Short Street, Fremantle. The venue has a 190-seat theatre, museum and exhibition space, a rehearsal studio, and office space. It provides audiences with an intimate and enriching space for creative exploration, and a chance to further appreciate the company’s history and vision.
The Spare Parts team is currently directed by the award-winning Artistic Director Philip Mitchell and Associate Director Michael Barlow. The pair oversee the company’s artistic programs which include the development of new works, reimagining and reinvigorating existing works, and the training and development of local, national, and international puppetry artists.
Through its work, Spare Parts continues to stretch and strengthen its reputation for creating highly imaginative, world-class productions that showcase artistic expression and entertain audiences.
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A new modern puppetry work that uses interactivity to tell a story that explores ideas of identity, belonging and what constitutes the experience of ‘Australian-ness’ and our connection to others.
- Dates:Sep 28, Oct 1 - 5 & Oct 7 - 12
- Time(s):10am & 1pm | 6.30pm on Oct 4 & 11
- Venue:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
- Hosted By:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
- Venue Address:1 Short St, Fremantle WA 6160
- Ticket Price FROM:$23
- Ticket price TO:$25
- Type:Performing Arts
- Audience:Family-Friendly,For toddlers 0-3,For kids 4-12
- Performing Arts:Puppetry
- Produced By:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
Who is the ‘in crowd’, what makes us strangers and how can this relationship change? These are just some of the questions that will be raised as we are taken to the beach, the perfect setting to explore these concepts, a place where we strip down the layers of our identity, physically and metaphorically.
On our Beach is a tender, moving work that will take you on an emotional journey below the surface of Australian identity.
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” – John Lennon
Use promo code SCOOP19 for $20 tickets to On Our Beach!