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AUSLAN AT SPARE PARTS PUPPET THEATRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, disability, spare parts puppet theatre, Uncategorized by freoview on June 18, 2018

 

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Good to see that the Fremantle Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is having special performances with Auslan sign language assistance for those with hearing difficulties.

Roel Loopers

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MISSING SOCK IN SHIPWRECKS MUSEUM

 

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Now this is an interesting new idea by Fremantle’s Spare  Parts Puppet Theatre. Their world premiere production, Tom Vickers and the Extraordinary Adventure of his Missing Sock starts next weekend, but not at the Short Street theatre but at the beautiful old  WA Shipwrecks Museum!

Step back in time as you enter an adventurous journey where you choose your own path and become an active participant in the show! You’ll receive a passport to guide you on your travel, however you’ll need to use all of your senses to find the elusive missing sock!! Book now: bit.ly/2CPuk9F

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SPACE FRAME FOR SPARE PARTS THEATRE

 

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The Fremantle Spare Parts Puppet Theatre building is getting a modern facelift in form of a so-called exo-skeleton. It’s a kind of Zimmer frame for buildings, as the images above show.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries commissioned North Fremantle Slavin Architects to help solve a problem identified with the Spare Parts building at Pioneer Park.

Slavin Architects were engaged by the Department to assess the external walls which were showing signs of potential structural instability.

Instead of demolishing and rebuilding the walls, which would have had a dramatic impact on Spare Parts future programs, Slavin Architects took a more lateral approach which was to brace the outside of the building with an ‘exo-skeleton’ or space-frame. Not only was the cost substantially lower than rebuilding the walls, but the time lost was minimal.

“The minimalist works provide an elegant and sculptural solution to a building of cultural and social significance to the City and the State.

JOIN SPARE PARTS PUPPET THEATRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, spare parts puppet theatre, theatre, Uncategorized by freoview on March 12, 2018

 

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If you always wanted to pull the strings this is YOUR opportunity!

Fremantle Spare Parts Puppet Theatre  is looking for Front of House, Performance Assistants and Technical Assistants.

Be a part of the world premiere production of Tom Vickers and the Extraordinary Adventure of his Missing Sock. This is a great opportunity to work alongside industry experts and gain insider experience into the wonderful world of theatre production! Help Spare Parts Puppet Theatre deliver its most ambitious project ever!

More info: bit.ly/2yYza50

DAHL’S WORLD PREMIERE AT SPARE PARTS THEATRE

Posted in art, children, city of fremantle, culture, Uncategorized by freoview on January 6, 2018

 

 

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre returns home to their Short Street theatre in Fremantle for the summer holidays with the world premiere of Roald Dahl’s The Twits.

The new razztwizzling adaption of Roald Dahl’s very irreverent classic opens on January 8 and will run till January 27.

The world premiere season of Dahl’s jumpswiffling comedy of two grizzly old grunions is a super high energy combination of storytelling, puppetry and physical theatre.

The Twits takes you into the world of grumpy old couple, Mrs and Mrs Twit who haven’t had a good thought or done a kind thing in years. They like nothing more than dreaming up terrible tricks to play on each other. They are bound to put a grizzly grin on your face!

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SPARE PARTS BACK IN FREMANTLE

Posted in children, city of fremantle, culture, theatre, Uncategorized by freoview on December 27, 2017

 

Good news for Freo’s children and grown-ups who love puppetry. The SPARE PARTS PUPPET THEATRE company is coming back home to Fremantle, after a short stint at UWA for building renovations of their Short Street premises

They are performing the World Premiere of Roald Dahl’s very irreverent classic, The Twits, the jumpswiffling comedy of two grizzly old grunions is a super high energy combination of storytelling, puppetry and physical theatre.
 
The Twits takes you into the world of grumpy old couple, Mrs and Mrs Twit who haven’t had a good thought or done a kind thing in years. They like nothing more than dreaming up terrible tricks to play on each other. They are bound to put a grizzly grin on your face!

The Twits is a ringbeller adventure of scrottiness and goodness, rebellion and justice. The show’s gloriumptious blend of comedy and puppetry is the perfect way to have a whoopsy wiffling time this summer with the whole family.

The world premiere season of The Twits runs from January 8 to 27 with daytime and special twilight performances scheduled throughout the run. For performance times and tickets for The Twits, as well as the company’s School of Puppetry holiday workshops and many other programs and activities, visit http://www.sppt.asn.au or call 08 9335 5044.

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SPARE PARTS THEATRE RENOVATIONS

Posted in culture, fremantle, spare parts puppet theatre, Uncategorized by freoview on June 13, 2017

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WA Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman has announced a $ 400,000 upgrade of the Fremantle Spare Parts Puppet Theatre at Pioneer Park.

The upgrade is only exterior with a so-called exo-skeleton being wrapped around the back of the building to strengthen it, but I hear that there might be more extensive plans, which I can not disclose yet.

Spare Parts will temporarily move to the Dolphin Theatre at the University of Western Australia in July and August.

Shaun Tan’s The Arrival will be the first performance at the Dolphin Theatre from July 1-15.

More info and tickets: http://www.sppt.asn.au

Roel Loopers

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SPARE PARTS PLAYS NOBODY OWNS THE MOON

Posted in art, children, culture, fremantle, theatre, western australia by freoview on September 18, 2016

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The great Fremantle Spare Parts Puppet Theatre has a world premiere this school holidays, so parents make sure you take your kids there for the performance of Nobody Owns The Moon, a play adapted from the book by Tohby Riddle.

The timeless themes of 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.

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This urban tale of friendship is perfect entertainment for children aged 5 and above, this joyful show will spark conversations about belonging and acceptance that will resonate with children and adults alike long after you leave the theatre.

It runs from September 24 to October 8. Get your tickets fast!

Roel Loopers

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HAVE YOU SEEN SPARE PARTS SPLAT YET?

Posted in art, family, fremantle, kids, theatre, western autralia by freoview on July 1, 2016

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School holidays are starting in WA so check out the latest show by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in Fremantle. It is one big SPLAT! the kids and parents will no doubt enjoy.

It runs from July 2-16. Check out the Spare Parts website for details and bookings!

Roel Loopers

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PUPPETEER NORIKO NISHIMOTO DIED

Posted in art, fremantle, spare parts puppet theatre, western australia by freoview on May 20, 2016

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I am sad to hear that charming Fremantle puppeteer Noriko Nishimoto has died from cancer at the age of 75.

Many people will remember the diminutive and elegant woman from her days at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre where she was the founding puppetry master.

Over the last few years I often saw Noriko on her walks through Freo in her white sneakers, always with that gentle smile on her face, and she performed in the first ever Spare Parts show I watched many years ago.

May she rest in peace.

Roel Loopers

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