Follow Aki as he starts life amidst the extraordinary inhabitants of this new land.
Based on the award-winning book by Shaun Tan, The Arrival was inspired by stories told by migrants from many different countries, including Shaun Tan’s father who came to Australia from Malaysia in 1960.
Australia’s most loved company Spare Parts Puppet Theatre bring this emotive story to life on stage with a fusion of Tan’s beautiful and surreal illustrations exquisite puppetry, haunting music and fine acting. This ground breaking production blurs the boundaries of performance, digital animation and puppetry. 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.
Will Aki find a place to live? Will he find a job and make friends? Most of all, will he ever see his family again? This is an emotionally moving piece which will touch anyone who has bid farewell to a loved one.