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Kids

The Arrival

Adapted from the award winning book by Shaun Tan

Dates

TUE 17–WED 18 OCTOBER, 2017

Tickets

$29–$39*
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

Social Kit

About the Show

Credits

Director Philip Mitchell
Adapting Writer Michael Barlow
Designer Jiri Zmitko
Lighting Designer Graham Walne
Composer Lee Buddle

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Locations, Directions + Transport page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 90 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our First Time Visitors page.

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Accommodation
There are a number of hotels and hostels located within a short distance to Brisbane Powerhouse. These include Emporium Hotel, Limes Hotel, Edward Lodge, Kirribilli Apartments, Prince Consort Backpackers and Bunk Backpackers. For more information on travel and accommodation visitbrisbane.com