Moominpappa at sea

Moominpappa at sea

A charming and timeless story that will delight and inspire you to be more curious about the world around you.

Adapted from the book by Tove Jansson

Moominpappa at Sea will take you on a compelling journey of self-discovery though the eyes of a small family of adventurous Moomintroll’s.

The story is skilfully brought to life by solo performers who draw you into the lives of these enchanting creatures as they face challenges with courage, humour, and optimism. Be uplifted by the witty and whimsical Moomins as they explore the mysterious surroundings of their new island home.

Produced by special arrangement with Agency North Ltd


Director/Co-creator Michael Barlow

Creative Consultant/ Co-creator Noriko Nishimoto

Designer/ Puppetmaker Leon Hendroff

Composer Lee Buddle

Lighting Designer Elliot Chambers

Fabric Construction Annie Robinson

Prop Construction Ben Gates

Production Manager Elliot Chambers & Bruno Michel

History and Performers

2014 Awesome Arts Festival
Michael Barlow
2014 Regional Schools Tour
Bec Bradley
2015 In-theatre season, Fremantle
Michael Barlow
2018 Regional Schools Tour
Bec Bradley, Nick Pages-Oliver
2019 In-theatre season, Fremantle
Michael Barlow


“I liked how it really called for the use of the audience’s imagination, as much of the production’s charm lies in its simplicity.”



“…a warm, genuine and clear performance”

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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.