Recog­ni­tion for theatre

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Theatre -

SPARE Parts Pup­pet Theatre has ce­mented it­self as one of the best the­atres in WA with six nom­i­na­tions in the 2015 Per­form­ing Arts Awards.

All six nom­i­na­tions were for pro­duc­tion Farm, the story of a young girl who takes up the run­ning of a farm. The nom­i­na­tions in­cluded two for Best De­sign, two for Best Actress and Best Sup­port­ing Actress, one for direc­tor Philip Mitchell and the last for Best Pro­duc­tion.

Mitchell said it was in­cred­i­bly flat­ter­ing that a pup­petry and fam­ily theatre com­pany lo­cated out­side Perth’s CBD had been ac­knowl­edged.

“There are so few sto­ries about re­gional Australia that tell the real story of what is like to live and work on the land – this pro­duc­tion has been crit­i­cally ac­claimed not only by th­ese nom­i­na­tions but by the peo­ple of Merredin and Kal­go­or­lie that got to ex­pe­ri­ence their lives be­ing re­flected back to them,” he said.

“Most im­por­tantly our city au­di­ences got a real glimpse of what life is like for our ru­ral neigh­bours and felt gen­uinely moved by our story.

“The whole team at Spare Parts feel flat­tered that we are be­ing called Australia's lead­ing pup­petry com­pany and that peo­ple see us as cus­to­di­ans of the art form in Australia.”

The 2015 Per­form­ing Arts Awards will be held on Fe­bru­ary 23.

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Pic­ture: Elle Borg­ward d433085

Spare Parts Pup­pet Theatre’s Chloe Flockart, Matthew McVeigh, Gra­ham Walne (of Mos­man Park) and direc­tor Philip Mitchell.

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