Adapted by Peta Murray from the book by Tim Winton

Blueback – Adapted by Peta Murray from the book by Tim Winton

Blueback is an evocative story set along the Western Australian coastline. It captures the mystery of the sea and the majesty of an old fish called Blueback, and the moment when an inquisitive boy becomes a man of conviction, prepared to stand up for what he loves and believes in.

One of Tim Winton’s most personal and quintessentially Western Australian stories, Blueback depicts the life of a young boy, Abel, and his mother, their relationship with the environment and their desire to protect and preserve the natural habitat of the place they call home.

Blueback will nourish your heart and the beautiful poetry will resonate with you long after you leave the theatre. This award winning production is an underwater menagerie of exquisite puppetry and an extraordinary celebration of the Western Australian coastline from one of WA’s most beloved authors.


  • Saturday, 13 April: 10am & 1pm
  • Monday, 15 April: 10am & 1pm (Relaxed show 10am session – SOLD OUT)
  • Tuesday, 16 April: 10am & 1pm (Special Nan & Pops Day for 10am session – SOLD OUT)
  • Wednesday, 17 April: 10am & 1pm (10am & 1pm session- SOLD OUT)
  • Thursday, 18 April: 10am & 1pm & 6:30pm (Auslan interpretation show & PJ PARTY – tickets $15 for groups of four or more for 6:30pm session)
  • Saturday, 20 April: 10am & 1pm
  • Tuesday, 23 April: 10am & 1pm
  • Wednesday, 24 April: 10am & 1pm & 6:30pm (Adopt A Puppet Parent Event for 1pm session)
  • Friday, 26 April: 10am & 1pm
  • Saturday, 27 April: 10am & 1pm

Special Relaxed show:
Monday 15 April, 10am

Special Auslan interpretation:
Thursday 18 April, 6:30pm

Special PJ Party:
Thursday 18 April, 6:30pm – Use promo code PJPARTY when you buy 4 tickets or more to receive $15 tickets!!

No shows on Sundays or public holidays.


Director: Philip Mitchell
Writer: Peta Murray
Designer: Hannah Parssinen
Puppet Construction: Greg Methe
Composer: Don Hopkins
Production Manager: Jackson Harrison
Performers: Jessica Harlond-Kenny, Daniel Dosek


Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, 1 Short Street Fremantle (opposite the Fremantle Train Station)


Perfect for ages 5+