The
Arrival

Adapted from the award winning book by Shaun Tan
  • Term 2: June 26 - 30

  • 10am & 1pm daily

  • 50 Minutes + 10 Minutes Q&A

  • Suitable for Year 1+

  • $8 per student. $6.50 per student for bookings of 40+

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+

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