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Spare Parts Puppet Theatre


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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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Rules of Summer

Rules of Summer is an immersive, interactive, and multi-sensory puppetry work. ????? – The Theatre Daily ???? – The West

  • Dates:Jul 3 -17
  • Time(s):10am, 1pm and 6:30pm
  • Venue:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
  • Ticket Price:$25 + BF
  • Type:For Kids,Youth Art / Performance,Community
  • Performing Arts:Puppetry,Theatre
  • Produced By:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
  • Event Venue:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Description

A performance like no other, Rules of Summer is an immersive, interactive, and multi-sensory puppetry work following the journey of two boys who experience the emotional journey of life, the unwritten rules of friendship, and a list of mysterious rules… See the entire theatre space come to life and experience a sensory world of sight, taste, smell, sound and touch. What rule will you break? Will you accept or reject a tasty treat? And what consequences will await? Duration: 50 mins Perfect for 5+ but suitable for everyone! July 03 – 17, 2021 10am, 1pm & 6:30pm No performances Sundays or public holidays Bookings Essential Please visit www.sppt.asn.au or telephone 9335 5044 Ticket Prices All tickets $25 Groups of 4+ and 10+ discounts available $3.95 booking fee applies Spare Parts Puppet Theatre 1 Short Street, Fremantle (opposite Fremantle Train Station)

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.