The Memory Palaces

In the latest chapter in a long-term partnership, WAAPA 3rd Year Performance Making students collaborate with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre Associate Director Michael Barlow to breathe life into a brand-new work of visual theatre. The work’s title is inspired by ancient methods of recall that have left traces on cultures from across the globe. Prepare to be enchanted by a tale of love, life, and forgetting, spun from threads of memory that bind us together, that make us human.

A meaningful relationship between two people cannot sustain itself only in the present tense.” – Joshua Foer

Please note: This production is not suitable for children; recommended age 15+.


  • Friday 10 November: 7pm
  • Saturday 11 November: 2pm
  • Saturday 11 November: 7pm


Ellie Eaton Theatre, Gate 1, Claremont Showground, Claremont WA 6010
Onsite parking will be available at the Claremont Showgrounds. A small fee may be charged.


Directed by: Michael Barlow

Written by: Dee Waddingham

Devised and performed by: 3rd Year WAAPA Performance Making students


Online ticket sales close 1 hour before showtime! Call our box office on 9335 5044 to see if tickets are available at the door.


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.