Hachikō

8 - 22 April

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  • 8 - 22 April

  • 10am & 1pm Monday - Saturday (excluding Easter public holidays), 6.30pm Wednesday 12 April

  • 50 Minutes + 10 Minutes Q&A

  • Suitable for ages 5+

  • Tickets from $23+bf

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.

 

 

Suitable for ages 5+

Credits
Director
Philip Mitchell
Animateur
Ian Sinclair
Devisor
Bec Bradley
Composer
Lee Buddle
Lighting Designer
Karen Cook
History

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

Performers

Sean Gustavino

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."

Nerida Dickinson, ArtsHub

"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."

Alisha, Buggy Buddies

"To find yourself shedding a quiet tear over a plain brown cardboard dog quivering with grief is a curious thing."

The West Australian