3 May (5:45pm), 4 & 5 May (6:30pm), 5 May matinee (3pm)
$22 - $28
For wheelchair accessible seats and group bookings of 10+ please call 6488 2440 Monday to Friday, 12pm to 4pm.
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University Theatres and The Last Great Hunt present
by Arielle Gray and Tim Watts

From the creators of international smash hits The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer and It’s Dark Outside comes a sensitive new show for all ages about loss, friendship and new beginnings.

Bart is a boisterous puppy waiting to be chosen from the animal shelter. Mabel is a lonely widow, trying to fill the hole in her heart. The day they find each other is the beginning of a profound friendship - but Mabel is old, and Bart is young – and suddenly alone.

Combining puppetry, live action and animation, NEW OWNER takes us on a world of adventure through a dog’s eyes.

Nominated for Best Presentation for Children at the 2017 Helpmann Awards.

“Watts and Gray’s storytelling art is deceptively simple but executed with considerable sophistication…New Owner sits perfectly in the timeless tradition of storytelling for children, and the child in all of us.” The West Australian

Please note this performance is best for patrons aged 7+.

Coming to a show at the Octagon for the first time? To watch a welcome video just for kids, visit here.


Artist credits: 

Created and Performed by Arielle Gray and Tim Watts
Design & Gadgets: Anthony Watts
Original Music Composition: Rachael Dease
Puppet Design & Construction: Chloe Flockart
International Creative Intern: Soren Hojgaard
Produced by The Last Great Hunt