New Owner

Proudly supported by CircuitWest and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

From the creators of international smash hits The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer and It’s Dark Outside comes a sensitive new show about loss, friendship and new beginnings. Bart is a boisterous puppy waiting to be chosen from the animal shelter. Mabel is a lonely widow, trying to fill the hole in her heart. When they find each other it’s the beginning of a profound friendship - but Mabel is old, and Bart is young - and suddenly alone. Combining puppetry, live action and animation, New Owner takes us on a world of adventure through a dog’s eyes.

Review Quotes (max 3 quotes): “Gray and Watts’s story offers something a little bit more sophisticated for kids than the brightly- coloured fare that they usually get served.” (Perth Arts Live)

“Watts and Gray’s storytelling art is deceptively simple but executed with considerable sophistication... New Owner sits perfectly in the timeless tradition of storytelling for children, and the child in all of us. (The West Australian)

“A wordless production, this deeply moving tale of loss and new hope is loaded with magical moments. Watts and Gray are superb observers, and whether the dogs are snuffling for food or getting ready for bed, their movements are uncannily true-to-life.” (Pelican Magazine)

1st April 2020 - Goldfields Arts Centre
3rd April 2020 - Cummins Theatre, Merredin
4th April 2020 - Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton
7th and 8th April 2020 - Carnarvon Civic Centre
15th April 2020 - Matt Dann Theatre and Cinema
17th April 2020 - Beverley Station Arts
20th - 22nd April 2020 - Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
24th April 2020- Esperance Civic Centre
28th April 2020 - Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council
30th April - 1st May 2020 - Albany Entertainment Centre
2nd - 4th May 2020 - Arts Margaret River
5th - 7th May 2020 - Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre

Written By

Tim Watts and Arielle Gray

Directed By

Tim Watts and Arielle Gray



Availability Status

On Tour