NORPA and The Macadamia Castle present a Spare Parts Puppet Theatre production

11am – 19 September tickets here
6pm – 19 September tickets here

about the show

Adapted from Shaun Tan’s multi-award winning book, The Arrival will take you on one man’s moving journey to an unknown world.

This unique theatrical experience traverses themes of freedom, migration, survival, love and acceptance.

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 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.

creative team and cast

Philip Mitchell Director
Michael Barlow Adapting Writer
Jiri Zmitko Designer
Graham Walne Lighting Designer
Lee Buddle Composer

Adrienne Patterson
Alicia Osyka
Ellis Pearson
Shirley van Sanden


“…one of the best pieces of children’s theatre stages in Perth for years, a soulful and richly imaginative show of refreshing excellence.”

The Australian

Patron advice

Suitable for all ages. Recommended for 6 years+.
Duration is 50 minutes (no interval) plus 10 mins for Q&A following the performance.


Non Subscribers
Adult $47
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $42
Under 25 $25

Adult $38
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $34
Under 25 $20

Allocated seating (numbered tickets).
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