The
Arrival

Adapted from the award winning book by Shaun Tan

EXCLUSIVELY AT THE DOLPHIN THEATRE, UWA

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 groundbreaking production blurs the boundaries of performance, digital animation and puppetry. This is an emotionally moving piece that will touch anyone who has bid farewell to a loved one.

 

Download The Arrival Parents Notes.


Please note that The Arrival will be performed at the Dolphin Theatre, UWA. For more information about the change in venues and how to get to the theatre please click here or call our box office on 9335 5044.


 

Suitable for ages 6+

Credits
Director
Philip Mitchell
Writer
Adapted by Michael Barlow
Production Manager
Karen Cook
Composer
Lee Buddle
Lighting Designer
Graham Walne
Puppet Construction
Jiri Zmitko and Kipling Smith
Animation Design
Michael Barlow
History

2006 Premiere Season

2008 Fremantle Season

2008 National Tour

2011 Fremantle Season

Performers

Alicia Osyka

Ellis Pearson

Adrienne Patterson

Shirley van Sanden

Awards

Winner of the Western Australian Equity Guild Award for ‘Best Production of 2006’

Reviews & Media

"…one of the best pieces of children’s theatre stages in Perth for years, a soulful and richly imaginative show of refreshing excellence."

The Australian