The Last

The Last Numbat is a large-scale, interactive performance installation that uses puppetry to explore connection with each other and the sustainability of our natural environment.

What if you thought you were the last of your kind? The Last Numbat believes she may be the last numbat in the world! As she bravely ventures out to explore the world beyond the safety of the log she calls home, you are invited to help tell her story. Twelve audience members will bring the Numbat to life as they become puppeteers and learn to manipulate this large-scale marionette.

This large scale interactive sculptural work has been created by Australia’s renowned puppetry company, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, with designer and puppet maker Leon Hendroff. Commissioned by the City of South Perth, this world-first premiered at the 2020 South Perth Sounds concert.


Suitable for any festival, outdoor event or venue.


  • The Last Numbat requires a hard, flat floor space of 22.7m Width x 23m Depth x 7m Height, and access to power
  • The total box truss dimensions are; 5m Height x 5m Width x 10m Depth


Performed in 30-minute sets


Under 10 years with an accompanying adult.