Have you ever loved an animal? Have you ever wondered why they are so loyal?
Based on a true story from Japan, Hachikō is a theatrical celebration of the remarkable joy and companionship that an animal can bring to our lives and is the perfect family outing. Simplicity, beauty and gentle poetic storytelling in this carefully crafted Spare Parts production ensures both children and adults alike will be drawn into the true story of a dog that waited at a Tokyo train station every day for nine years for his master to return.
Do you have a story of an extraordinary animal to share? We want to hear it! You could win a double pass to Spare Parts in celebration of Hachiko Day April 8. Click here for more information.
Download our Parents Notes for pre-show and post-show activities.
Suitable for ages 5+
- Philip Mitchell
- Ian Sinclair
- Lee Buddle
- Lighting Designer
- Karen Cook
- Matt McVeigh
- Production Manager
- Karen Cook
- Bec Bradley and St John Cowcher
2012 Awesome Arts Festival
2012 Regional Tour
2013 Regional Arts Victoria Tour
2013 Regional Schools Tour
2014 Fremantle Season
2016 CircuitWest Regional Venues Tour
2016 Regional Schools Tour
Jessica Harlond Kenny
Reviews & Media
"Thoughtfully devised and beautifully presented work from Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, an offering for all members of the family to enjoy and discuss."
"The main puppet of the show was the loveable dog, Hachiko. He was made of cardboard, but he came to life on stage with wagging tail and all. In only an instant we forgot he was not real, and we fell in love with him."
"To find yourself shedding a quiet tear over a plain brown cardboard dog quivering with grief is a curious thing."