The Arrival

"…one of the best pieces of children’s theatre…a soulful and richly imaginative show of refreshing excellence." The Australian

Adapted from Shaun Tan’s multi-award winning book – this is issues-based theatre at its best.

Follow Aki as he starts life amidst the extraordinary inhabitants of this new land.

Will he find a place to live? Will he find a job and make friends? Most of all, will Aki ever see his family again?

The absence of words not only makes this story perfect for puppetry but emphasises the isolation experienced by many people arriving in a new place.

The Arrival is a fusion of Tan’s beautiful and surreal illustrations with exquisite puppetry, haunting music and fine acting. This ground breaking production blurs the boundaries of performance, digital animation and puppetry. This is an emotionally moving piece which will touch anyone who has bid farewell to a loved one.

Suitable for all ages, perfect for ages 5+

Duration: Approximately 50 mins, no interval

Schools

Student $18 / 1 teacher free per 10 student tickets purchased

Teachers: download the booking form here.

  • Wednesday, Sep 6 2017 10:00am
  • Wednesday, Sep 6 2017 12:30pm
  • Thursday, Sep 7 2017 10:00am
  • Thursday, Sep 7 2017 12:30pm

Adapted from Shaun Tan’s multi-award winning book – this is issues-based theatre at its best.

Follow Aki as he starts life amidst the extraordinary inhabitants of this new land.

Will he find a place to live? Will he find a job and make friends? Most of all, will Aki ever see his family again?

The absence of words not only makes this story perfect for puppetry but emphasises the isolation experienced by many people arriving in a new place.

The Arrival is a fusion of Tan’s beautiful and surreal illustrations with exquisite puppetry, haunting music and fine acting. This ground breaking production blurs the boundaries of performance, digital animation and puppetry. This is an emotionally moving piece which will touch anyone who has bid farewell to a loved one.

Suitable for all ages, perfect for ages 5+

Duration: Approximately 50 mins, no interval

Schools

Student $18 / 1 teacher free per 10 student tickets purchased

Teachers: download the booking form here.

Drama – Appreciating
English – Language, Literacy, Reading & Viewing
HSIE – Australia as a Nation, Identities, Relationship with Places            Music – Appreciating 

Links – click here for Shaun Tan’s reflections on the story, a brilliant background document for audiences preparing to experience ‘The Arrival’

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