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The Arrival

Adapted from the award winning book by Shaun Tan

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Australia’s flagship puppetry company, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre brings to life acclaimed illustrator/author Shaun Tan’s award-winning book, The Arrival.

A truly warm and magical experience, The Arrival is a universal tale of the challenges, humour and adventures of arriving in a new country (or a new school, a new job, a new town). Inspired by stories told by migrants from many different countries, including Shaun Tan’s father who came to Australia from Malaysia in 1960, The Arrival follows Aki, a man who finds himself in a foreign country where he must find a place to live, food to eat and some kind of employment.

Spare Parts weaves exceptional acting and the exquisite puppetry to bring Tan’s fantastical world to life. Audiences will experience a strange and wonderful metropolis full of floating ships, mysterious lights, alien symbols and weird animals.

 

Reviews

One of the best pieces of children’s theatre staged in Perth for years, a soulful and richly imaginative show of refreshing excellence.

The Australian