Home is Where the Heart is Giving Appeal

22 April, 2024

Later this year Spare Parts Puppet Theatre will stage a new puppet musical Hometown inspired by a story by Shaun Tan.  

Hometown is set in a magical, dreamlike world of extraordinary creatures and awe-inspiring landscapes. Told through the eyes of a young girl, it is a tale about the importance of family in our lives. And how love and belonging can conquer fear and prejudice.

We invite you to help bring this imaginative story to life, by making a tax-deductible donation to our Home Is Where the Heart Is giving appeal.

Donations will directly support us to design and craft beautiful puppets, compose songs and music and employ leading puppeteers to perform Hometown for more than 6,000 children and families.

“I hope that audiences of Hometown will be thoroughly entertained, slightly bewildered, moved, and come away with many of their own thoughts about what it means to belong to a place, to be ’normal’ and to decide your own identity against the opinions of others.”
Shaun Tan
Ambassador for Home Is Where the Heart Is

Thanks to funding from Creative Australia, donations made before 31 May will be matched dollar for dollar. Doubling your impact and doubling the imagination!

Donate today to share this tale of love, belonging and home. To make a donation click the link below or contact our friendly team 08 9335 5044 or development@sppt.asn.au.

DONATE NOW: bit.ly/SPPT-HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is a not-for-profit registered charity with DGR Item 1 status. Donations over $2 are fully tax deductible; you will be emailed a gift receipt for tax purposes.

From everyone at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, thank you for your ongoing support. See you at the theatre!

Acknowledgement of Country

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre respectfully acknowledges the Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional owners and custodians of the unceded land on which we work. As we tour our work across these vast lands, we pay our respect to all First Nations elders, past and present. We celebrate their continuing connection and contribution to culture, country and community, and thank all First Nations peoples for their wisdom in caring for the land, the sky, the rivers and the sea.