Regional Schools Tour

Go For 2&5 Regional Schools Touring Program 

Spare Parts has a long serving commitment to presenting highly imaginative, world-class productions that warm hearts and create infectious joy. We are excited to announce that in 2019, in partnership with Healthway (promoting the Go for 2&5 message), Horizon Power and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, we will be delivering performances of Blueback and workshops to a huge number of schools in regional areas of Western Australia.

Students, teachers, children and adults are invited to explore puppetry with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre through both our performances and workshops as part of our 10-week regional schools tour.

This year our Go For 2&5 Regional Schools Tour will head to the Wheatbelt, Peel, South-West & Great Southern regions from 25 Feb – 5 April, 2019 before making its way to the Mid-west and Gascoyne regions from 1 May – 17 May, 2019.

What’s on tour?

Blueback – adapted by Peta Murray from the book by Tim Winton, is an extraordinary work, and one of the richest resources on offer for any teacher – the very best vehicle to get any child reading.

Tim Winton’s exquisite language is translated into an aural narrative between a mother and her son. Juxtaposed by a visual world transforming between underwater swims with a life-sized groper and the coastal town Abel Jackson calls home.

Blueback is a not only a comprehensive feast of general capability skills it spans numerous learning areas. Lists, seasons, cycles of life, the fishing industry, sustainability, ethical understanding, personal and social capability are all very present.

The fusion of aural and visual media provides experimentation and investigation in music, the drama of the story telling using puppets and people. Economics and business is at the heart of a developer wanting to buy the place Abel and his Mother call home.


Age Appropriateness: Blueback is perfect for Kindergarten–Year 6, and is also suitable for Years 7+ for students studying Drama or subjects related to the curriculum links listed below.

Run Time: 50-minute performance + 10-minute Q&A with performer and crew.

Curriculum links

// Arts, English, HASS,
// Geography, Music, Drama, Visual Arts, Design & Technologies, HASS, Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding

Teachers Notes and Activity Sheets

DOWNLOAD > Teachers Notes.

VISIT the Horizon Discovery Zone for an array of activity sheets to keep the whole class entertained whilst also learning how to Keep Safe around electricity.

Express your interest TODAY!

To express your school’s interest in taking part in this tour please complete and return the relevant form to or fax: 08 9335 7687 at your earliest convenience:

EOI FORM: Wheatbelt, Peel, South-West & Great Southern regions from 25 Feb – 5 April, 2019

EOI FORM: Mid-west and Gascoyne regions from 1 May – 17 May, 2019.

Thanks to Horizon Power, in 2019 we are able to extend our Go for 2&5 Regional Schools Touring Program to the Mid-west and Gascoyne Regions, and offer further subsidised ticket prices and free workshops for this region. To find out more call our Producer on 9335 5044. 


Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s Go for 2&5 Regional Schools Tour program is supported by Healthway, promoting the Go for 2&5 message, Horizon Power and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.