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The Arrival

The Arts Centre Gold Coast presents The Arrival

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Adapted from the award winning book by Shaun Tan

Follow Aki as he starts life amidst the extraordinary inhabitants of this 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. This ground breaking production blurs the boundaries of performance, digital animation and puppetry. This is an emotionally moving piece which will touch anyone who has bid farewell to a loved one.

Suitable for all ages, perfect for 5+ years.

“The humanity exposed is beautiful, and children… will delight in the simplicity of the tale” – Fourth Wall Media

★★★★1/2 – ArtsHub

“A sweet, simple story, beautifully presented and performed” – Nerida Dickson, ArtsHub

Image: J Wyld

SCHOOLS: School bookings welcome (via the button below) – for audiences 5+ years. Please note new T&C’s on the Performance Booking Form for Schools. There is a 10min audience Q&A immediately after each show with the cast – students are invited to ask questions. There is a Teacher Resource Kit available for this show – click here to download it. The confirmation of student numbers date for this show is 12 September 2017.

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This event is part of our 2017 Family Series, proudly supported by McGrath Estate Agents.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body
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