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The Arrival by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

27 - 30 September 2017

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Performance Details

Wednesday 27 September, 10am
Wednesday 27 September, 2pm
Thursday 28 September, 10am
Thursday 28 September, 2pm
Friday 29 September, 10am
Friday 29 September, 6pm
Saturday 30 September, 10am
Saturday 30 September, 2pm
Duration:
60min
Venue:
Street 1

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Ian Batterham is an early career writer/composer and Canberra-based theatre practitioner. His second full musical theatre work, Camelia, is currently in creative development, with its first public showing at The Street, December 3.

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Built on the animation of images from Shaun Tan’s new book, a 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 place that our hero Aki makes his home.

The Arrival is a universal tale of the adventures, challenges and fun of arriving in a new country, and resonates with the experience of any arrival - a new school, a new job, a new town. Fusing Tans' beautiful and surreal illustrations with exquisite puppetry and original music, the story is told without words, exploring the isolation that is experienced by many people arriving in a new place... This is a show for anyone who has ever felt out of place or like they don't belong!

This is Spare Parts Puppet Theatre's most visually stunning and emotionally moving production to date and has been received with absolute critical claim.

"This is a startlingly good theatre version of Tan’s novel.  Philip Mitchell’s production utilizes projections, puppets, light and sound to capture the dreamlike, timeless atmosphere of this compelling story." Len Power. Read the full review on Canberra Critics Circle
 

"A sweet, simple story, beautifully presented and performed." - ArtsHub

"...one of the best pieces of children’s theatre staged in Perth in years, a soulful and richly imaginative show of refreshing excellence." - The Australian

Based on the book by Shaun Tan
Composed by Lee Buddle

Featuring Alicia Osyka, Adrienne Patterson, Ellis Pearson and Shirley van Sanden

Director: Philip Mitchell
Designer: Jiri Zmitko
Lighting Designer: Graham Waine

 

Age Recommendation: Suitable for all ages, perfect for 5 and above.

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THE STREET PRESENTS
SPARE PARTS PUPPET THEATRE
THE ARRIVAL

WEDNESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER, 10AM + 2PM
THURSDAY 28 SEPTEMBER, 10AM + 2PM
FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER, 10AM + 6PM
SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER, 10AM + 2PM

STANDARD: $22
CHILD: $18.
GROUP 4+: $18
GROUP 6+: $16

Age Recommendation: Suitable for all ages, perfect for 5 and above.

Street One | Reserved | 60 minutes without interval.

Location

15 Childers St,

City West ACT 2601

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Box Office

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 10am - 3pm

+ 1.5 hours prior to performance

 

02 6247 1223
street@thestreet.org.au