“Fly, Dog, Fly! I will be your missing eye, and you will be my wings.”

Adapted from the book by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks

After a terrible bushfire an injured Magpie and Dog form an unexpected friendship, sharing a deep bond, until into their midst a Fox arrives.

This thrilling fusion of puppetry and dance will take you on a journey through scorched scrubland and ochre deserts where friendships will be tested, and the true meaning of loyalty and companionship will be discovered.

Fox, Dog and Magpie’s timeless story will leave you with questions that may take a lifetime to answer…


Director Michael Barlow

Designer Leon Hendroff

Composer Lee Buddle

Lighting Designer Graham Walne

Narration Kyle Morrison

Creative Consultant/Co-Creator Noriko Nishimoto

Choreographer/Co-Creator Jacob Lehrer

Costume Maker Nicole Marrington

Stage Manager Chad Wetton & Jackson Harrison

History and Performers

2015 In-theatre season, Fremantle
Imanuel Dado, Jessica Lewis, Rachel Arianne Ogle
2015 Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Imanuel Dado, Jessica Lewis, Rachel Arianne Ogle
2019 In-theatre season, Fremantle
Gala Shevtsov, Rachel Arianne Ogle, Scott Galbraith


“Trust the geniuses at Spare Parts to conjure an exquisite telling of Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks “Fox” with three dancers, a couple of branches, some twine and a sheet! Ingenious simplicity aside, this is a captivating production of theatrical craftsmanship clearly nurtured into a unique amalgam that is dynamic to the senses”

Buggy Buddys, 2015


“The Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is an absolute treasure and a privilege for us to be able to share with our children and with a philosophy like theirs they deserve our support”

Buggy Buddys, 2015


“A wonderful test of balance and acting combined with dance”

Odna Borlaug, The Community Newspaper


“Spare Parts’ mission is to connect audiences across the generations, and Fox successfully fulfills that and more with this compelling modern classic”

Victoria Wyatt, ArtsHub


“… a joy for both adults and children”


Creative Learning Activies

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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.