The Arrival by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre


Join us in a unique theatrical experience with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s  adaptation of acclaimed illustrator and author Shaun Tan’s story The Arrival 

Follow Aki as he starts life amidst the extraordinary inhabitants of a new land.

Will he find a place to live? Will he find a job and make friends? Most of all, will Aki ever see his family again?

The absence of words not only makes this story perfect for puppetry but emphasises the isolation experienced by many people arriving in a new place.

The Arrival is a fusion of Tan’s beautiful and surreal illustrations with exquisite puppetry, haunting music and fine acting.

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.

A  truly warm and magical experience for all.

Classification: Puppetry/Visual Theatre

Duration: Approx. 50 minutes, no interval

Ages: suitable for all ages

For further information or for School Bookings please phone : 5036 2328

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Adults: $19.00

Senior /Pensioner card: $16.00 each

Children 12 years and under:$16.00 each

Family  (2 Adults 2 children )  $70.00

Tickets available from Swan Hill Regional Information Centre  5036 2444  or  1800 625 373

or follow the link below