Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge – School Season

Adapted from the book by Mem Fox

Set in the old people’s home next door to where Wilfrid lives, this fun and heart-warming story follows his affectionate bond with his favourite old person, the 96-year-old Miss Nancy. Your students will be captivated by the engaging and interactive performance style, with five members from the audience becoming part of the cast. Wilfrid and Miss Nancy, both beautifully hand-crafted life-size puppets, come to life through the magical touch of our expert puppeteers, winning the hearts of young and old.

Exploring the power of objects as vessels of memory and memories as the threads that connect us to each other, this story is a true celebration of intergenerational friendship that will bring laughter, inspire joy and leave ripples of connectedness with your students long after the performance.

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge is one of Mem Fox’s most popular stories and is treasured by generations of Australians.


Curriculum Links

The Arts, English, HASS, Health & Physical Education
Literacy, Interacting with Others, Expressing and Developing Ideas, Personal and social capability, Critical and creative thinking, Intercultural understanding



For every 8 students, one teacher attends free.
Standard price: $10 per student
Group of 40+: $8 per student

Are you a homeschool family or group? You can book directly HERE.


Term 1, 2024
11 – 15 March
10am & 1pm Daily


Ellie Eaton Theatre, Gate 1 Claremont Showground, Claremont WA 6010

The theatre is a short walk from the Claremont train station and has plenty of onsite parking including bus bays.


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.