Adapted by Peta Murray from the book by Tim Winton
One of Tim Winton’s most personal and quintessentially Western Australian stories, Blueback depicts the life of a young boy, Abel, and his mother, their relationship with the environment and their desire to protect and preserve the natural habitat of the place they call home.
Blueback will nourish your heart and the beautiful poetry will resonate with you and your family long after you leave the theatre. This award-winning production is an underwater menagerie of exquisite puppetry and an extraordinary celebration of the Western Australian coastline from one of WA’s most beloved authors.
Relaxed Show: Monday 3 July, 10AM
Auslan Interpreted Show: Friday 7 July, 1PM
Pulling the Strings: An Insight into Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s Technical Department: Friday 7 July, 5:30PM [MORE INFO & BOOKINGS]
Ellie Eaton Theatre, Gate 1, Claremont Showground, Claremont WA 6010
Onsite parking is readily available and absolutely free for the duration of the Blueback season.
Be prepared to show your confirmation email upon arrival at Gate 1, or you may be required to pay for parking.
Director Philip Mitchell
Book Author Tim Winton
Adapting Writer Peta Murray
Designer Hanna Parssinen
Composer Don Hopkins
Performers Anna Lindstedt and Shaun Johnston
Production Manager Megan Fitzgerald
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.