It’s not hard to imagine how the first shadow puppet was made. Someone noticed if you stood between the fire and a surface an interesting shadow would be made. And we’ve been using shadows to tell stories ever since. At Spare Parts Puppet Theatre we’ve used shadow puppets in a number of ways.

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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.