A joyful story about the power of friendship, and how you can make friends, even in the most unlikely of places.

Adapted from the book by Tohby Riddle

Meet the inhabitants of an enchanted city, a place where rich and poor live side by side, as everyone comes together for one magical night at the theatre.

With hand puppets, marionettes and masks Nobody Owns the Moon will make you think twice about the place you live and might even encourage you to stop and say hello to your neighbour.

This joyful show will spark conversations about belonging and community that will resonate with children and adults alike.


Director/Co-creator Michael Barlow

Co-creator Noriko Nishimoto

Designer Leon Hendroff

Composer Lee Buddle

Lighting Designer Graham Walne

Puppet Construction Leon Hendroff, Rosie Martin, Julie Reeves, Bryan Woltjen

Production Manager Chad Wetton

History and Performers

2016 In-theatre season, Fremantle
Geoff Kelso, Jessica Lewis, Shirley Van Sanden, Yvan Karlsson


“…you will be kept chuckling from start to finish, and emerging with a sense of child-like enlightenment at the end”

Patrick Barton, Australian Stage


“What happens when you mix excitable children of all ages with a beatboxing dancing bear and a singing pigeon? Magic.”

Susie Conte, Perth Arts Live

Creative Learning Activies

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.