Spare Parts Puppet Theatre brings to the stage an endearing and somewhat melancholy production based on homegrown graphic novelist Shaun Tan’s book of the same name.
The Arrival tells the tale of Aki, a man who leaves his home country for a foreign and alien land. His reasons are open to interpretation; war, poverty, hope for a better life. The place he arrives at could be anywhere in the universe, limited only by imagination.
With a new artistic director at the helm, Wendy Martin, we have been excited to see what the Perth International Arts Festival has in store for us with their 2016 program. And it’s a ripper! Not only are my favourite band coming to town to play at the Chevron Festival Gardens (!), there is a raft of other fascinating performances that I’ve already marked on my calendar. Here we take you through our top picks for the 2016 Perth International Arts Festival. Get excited!