EXCLUSIVELY AT THE DOLPHIN THEATRE, UWA
Follow Aki as he starts life amidst the extraordinary inhabitants of this new land.
This unique theatrical experience explores themes of freedom, immigration, difference and acceptance. The Arrival is a fusion of Tan’s beautiful and surreal illustrations with exquisite puppetry and haunting music.
This is an emotionally moving piece that will resonate with students who have ever felt out of place. Sparking classroom discussions around the treatment of others and the feeling of belonging.
Curriculum links to Primary and Secondary:
The Arts, English, HASS, Technologies, Intercultural Understanding, Ethical Understandings, Personal and Social Capabilities.
Download The Arrival teacher resource kit.
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 Year 1+
- Philip Mitchell
- Adapted by Michael Barlow
- Production Manager
- Karen Cook
- Lee Buddle
- Lighting Designer
- Graham Walne
- Puppet Construction
- Jiri Zmitko and Kipling Smith
- Animation Design
- Michael Barlow
2006 Premiere Season
2008 Fremantle Season
2008 National Tour
2011 Fremantle Season
2017 Dolphin Theatre Season
2017 National Tour
Shirley van Sanden
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."