Splat! is a wordless celebration of friendship designed to unleash creativity and expressiveness through play.

Splat! is a high energy fusion of circus, puppetry, dance, digital animation, and paper-play that will leave you breathless from laughter and amazement. Be astounded by heart stopping acrobatics, astonishing physicality, internationally acclaimed clowning, and the finest puppetry found anywhere in the world.

A fun and uplifting show for the young and young at heart

Puppetry is not created by just one person but the collective contribution of many. Splat! was devised through a collaborative process. The creative team, with special guests Simon Clarke, Lesley Edelmann, Cathy Henderson, Karen Hethey and Damon Lockwood are acknowledged for their valuable contribution to the work.


Director Philip Mitchell

Writer Sally Richardson

Designer Cecile Williams

Composer Lee Buddle

Lighting Designer Andrew Lake

Puppet Construction Jiri Zmitko

Production Manager Chad Wetton

Animation Design Cecile Williams

History and Performers

2007 In-theatre season, Fremantle
Claudia Alessi, Michael Barlow, Stefan Karlsson
2013 In-theatre season, Fremantle
Bec Bradley, Michael Smith, Michael Barlow
2016 In-theatre season, Fremantle
Bec Bradley, Shane Adamczak, Nick Pages-Oliver


“Their facial expressions alone – cheeky and joyful, hurt and pouty – are enough to rouse a laugh or sympathetic ahhhh. Add energetic circus clowning and Lee Buddle’s music and you have a lark for young and old”

Melanie Coram


“Audiences are captivated from the moment the light go down and during Splat! there were huge giggles galore!”

Amanda Woods


“Splat! credits its audience with intelligence and at the same time knows what it takes to elicit a thrilled response.”

Ara Jansen, The West Australian

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.