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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.

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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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Wonder

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and WAAPA's Performance Making students introduce students to the world of visual storytelling through the physical and imaginative demands of puppet theatre.

  • Dates:Nov 6
  • Time(s):2.00pm; 7.00pm
  • Venue:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Details

  • Ticket Price:$23-30
  • Performing Arts:Puppetry,Theatre
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts,Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
  • Event Venue:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
  • Hosted By:WAAPA

Description

This year marks Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s 40th anniversary, and the seventh annual collaboration between the Fremantle-based company and WAAPA’s Performance Making students. This exciting partnership introduces our students to the world of visual storytelling through the physical and imaginative demands of puppet theatre. For their final show before they graduate, all of the students’ creative inventiveness will be let loose to bring Spare Parts’ history, building, surrounding parkland, and favourite puppets to magical life! Under the direction of Michael Barlow, SPPT’s Associate Director, the students will create a promenade performance as the centrepiece of celebrations of 40 years of contemporary puppetry, made in wonder.