The adaptation of Shaun Tan’s story sees this fantastical world come to life in a strange and wonderful metropolis full of floating ships, mysterious lights, alien symbols and weird animals.
BREC’s Executive Director Sharon Custers worked on the first production of The Arrival with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in 2006 and is thrilled to bring the revival to Bunbury.
“It was such an amazing time, working on The Arrival. I’m looking forward to seeing how it’s evolved and changed since I worked on the project” says Custers. “As soon as I knew The Arrival was being revived, I knew I had to bring it to BREC. It’s a moving story and involves some brilliant visual effects, it really is a show for the whole family.” Custers continued.
Exploring a story of immigration, loneliness and discovering the unknown. The Arrival resonates with any arrival, a new school, job or new town. A show with no dialogue, the story relies on puppetry, projection of Tan’s beautiful illustrations and an emotive score to convey the story.
Winner of the Western Australian Equity Guild Award for ‘Best Production in 2006’, Shaun Tan’s story has an ability to transcend social cultural and age barriers. The Arrival is a theatre work that will appeal to all and be remembered forever, as one of Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s most visually stunning and emotionally moving productions to date.
Tickets are now on sale for The Arrival, playing at BREC on Tuesday 14th of November at 6pm.