BEHIND THE PUPPET SCENES
THE Spare Parts Puppet Theatre (SPPT) puppets don't just get thrown into a cupboard and forgotten once a production is finished.; they are, after all, the stars of the show.
With many shows having return seasons or sent on tour, all puppets are kept and treasured by the Spare Parts team.
SPPT associate director Michael Barlow said the puppets were a unique part of their cultural history.
“Many puppets are on display in our foyer, where they can be enjoyed by visitors to Spare Parts, and as part of our Adopt a Puppet program, through which members of the public are philanthropically supporting the company's work,” he said.
“Adopt a Puppet has made for a closer relationship between us and our audience while enabling us, through a schools inclusion program, to further our dream of taking puppetry to every child in WA.”
The SPPT Schools Inclusion Program looks to raise $42,500 to make their programs available to as many young people in WA as possible through subsidised tickets and transport for schools in disadvantaged areas. Visit www. sppt. asn. au for more on Adopt and Puppet and the School Inclusion Program.