The Ar­rival

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Based on Shaun Tan’s award-win­ning pic­ture book, “The Ar­rival”, Spare Parts Pup­pet The­atre brings to life a story of be­long­ing, home and the kind­ness of strangers in a for­eign land. Fol­low the story of Aki, an im­mi­grant start­ing out in a strange coun­try. Will he ever see his fam­ily again? Will he find a job, friends and a place to live? Fus­ing Tan’s sur­real il­lus­tra­tions with haunt­ing mu­sic, amaz­ing pup­petry and an ab­sence of words, “The Ar­rival” poignantly cap­tures the sense of iso­la­tion many im­mi­grants feel. This en­joy­able ex­pe­ri­ence teaches chil­dren the sig­nif­i­cance of ac­cep­tance and what it means to find a sense of be­long­ing.

12–14 Oc­to­ber, Arts The­atre, The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast, 135 Bun­dall Road, Surfers Par­adise. 5588 4000. thearts­cen­­atre

Photo: Re­becca Mansell.

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