The One Who
Planted Trees

The One Who Planted Trees

Move over Muppets, Spare Parts is making a musical.

Bandicoot, Koala and a very fun-loving Frill Necked lizard regale their story, part truth, part myth but mostly inspiration, of a woman who transforms her world to bring about hope and happiness for herself and the world around her.

Do you ever wonder how much just one person out of 7.8 billion can really accomplish?

The One Who Planted Trees is an inspirational story that proves just how much one person can do and will have you humming out of the theatre, pulling out the spade and watering plants into the ground.

In the face of a global climate emergency, how can we find hope? What good can one person do? When those around you do nothing, how do you respond? This is a fun joyous springboard for serious discussion about our world and the environment we all value.

“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the second-best time is today.” Chinese Proverb


  • Saturday 25 September, 10am & 1pm
  • Tuesday 28 September, 10am & 1pm (Relaxed show 10am)
  • Wednesday 29 September, 10am & 1pm
  • Thursday 30 September, 10am & 1pm (Adopt A Puppet Parent Event 1pm)
  • Friday 1 October, 10am, 1pm & 6.30pm (Auslan interpretation 1pm)
  • Saturday 2 October, 10am & 1pm
  • Monday 4 October, 10am & 1pm
  • Tuesday 5 October, 10am & 1pm
  • Wednesday 6 October, 10am & 1pm
  • Thursday 7 October, 10am & 1pm
  • Friday 8 October, 10am, 1pm & 6.30pm
  • Saturday 9 October, 10am & 1pm

Relaxed show:
Tuesday 28 September, 10am

Adopt a Puppet Parent Event:
Thursday 30 September, 1pm. Adopt a Puppet Parents are invited to special behind the scenes tour after the show

Auslan interpretation:
Friday 1 October, 1pm


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



Amberly Cull
Bec Bradley
Nick Pages Oliver

Amberly Cull
Nick Pages Oliver

Philip Mitchell

Co creator
Bec Bradley

Leon Hendroff

Songs and musical arrangement
Melanie Robinson
Carmel Dean

Sound design and recording
Lee Buddle

Iain Grandage and Harry Mitchell on piano
Linda Oh on bass
Ben Vanderwal on drums
Melanie Robinson on voice and cello

Digital designer and animation    
Clare Testoni

Lighting Designer        
Kristie Smith

Production Manager and Operator         
Jackson Harrison

Puppet and Prop maker           
Leon Hendroff
Jackson Harrison
Jesse Wood

Perfect for ages 5+