Join us in a unique theatrical experience – Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s adaptation of acclaimed illustrator/author Shaun Tan’s story The Arrival – a truly warm and magical experience for all.
Built on the animation of the awesome images from Shaun Tan’s stunning new book, Spare Parts weaves exceptional acting and the exquisite puppetry that you have come to expect from Australia’s leading puppet company. Shaun Tan’s fantastical world comes to life in a strange and wonderful metropolis full of floating ships, mysterious lights, alien symbols and weird animals. It is in this new place that our hero Aki makes his home.
The Arrival is a universal tale of the challenges, the humour and adventures of arriving in a new country and resonates far beyond any arrival… a new school, a new job, a new town. The absence of words not only makes the story perfect for puppetry but emphasizes the isolation that is experienced by many people arriving in a new place.
Shaun Tan’s work has an ability to transcend social cultural and age barriers. The Arrival is a theatre work that will appeal to all and be remembered forever. This is Spare Parts Puppet Theatre most visually stunning and emotional moving production to date and has been received with absolute critical acclaim.
Winner of the Western Australian Equity Guild Award for ‘Best Production of 2006’