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 2020, 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 Hare Brain 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 Mid-west and Gascoyne regions from 2 June – 26 June, 2020 before making its way to the Wheatbelt, Peel, South-West & Great Southern regions from 20 July – 28 August, 2020.

What’s on tour?

Hare Brain

Updated to a fantasy world where toys and objects come to life, replete with a crazy gurgling think tank that sparks vacuum cleaners, mops and brushes into a life of their own, Hare Brain tells the tale of Harry and Lucy who are in a slapstick race against time to find the perfect story that will fit the perfect toy. Who will tell the final tale? Harry, the stressed-out marketing guru or Lucy, the considered, gentle storyteller? This work will excite the imagination while exploring the different ways people think.

In the great tradition of Spare Parts 39-year history, we have assembled a dynamic team to re-examine the famous Aesop Fable of the Hare and the Tortoise. Given a modern workout by writer Justin Cheek who adapted Tim Winton’s The Deep, the ancient tale gets a makeover from designer Cecile Williams and an original score by our very talented composer Lee Buddle.

Like the great hoover of life, Hare Brain will suck you into a gurgling think tank of discussion and debate about the pros and cons of slow and fast. Whatever way you think, you will never contemplate vacuum cleaners, mops, puppetry or story telling in the same way ever again.

Ready? Get set…GO!

Age Appropriateness: HARE BRAIN is perfect for years K-6, and students Years 7+ studying Drama or subjects related to the curriculum links listed below.

Run Time: 50 minutes + 10-minute Q&A session with the performers.

Curriculum links

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

Teachers Notes and Activity Sheets

DOWNLOAD > Teachers Notes Soon.

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 producer@sppt.asn.au or fax: 08 9335 7687 at your earliest convenience:

EOI FORM: Mid-west and Gascoyne regions from 2 June – 26 June, 2020

EOI FORM: Wheatbelt, Peel, South-West & Great Southern regions from 20 July – 28 August, 2020.

Thanks to Horizon Power, in 2020 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. 

THANK YOU

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.