Family, Theatre Australia
The Last Great Hunt


By Arielle Gray & Tim Watts

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Bart is a boisterous puppy waiting to be chosen from the animal shelter. Mabel is a lonely elderly widow, trying to fill the hole in her heart. The day they find each other is the beginning of a profound friendship. But when Mabel and Bart get separated in a storm, our puppy hero’s adventures really begin.

Combining puppetry, live action, animation and a beautiful original soundtrack, New Owner tells a heartbreakingly joyful story through the eyes of a lost dog. Full of magical moments and inventive stagecraft, this adorable comic tale of loss, friendship and new beginnings is the perfect show for anyone who has ever loved a pet.

Join us following the performance on Saturday 24 August 1pm in Brown’s Mart Theatre courtyard for some post-show puppy pats with RSPCA.

  • A show with magic, lots of love and a simple but important story.

    Stage Whispers
  • Watts and Grays 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 Australia
  • Created by Arielle Gray & Tim Watts

  • 2019 Season Performers Tim Watts & Rachael Woodward
  • Design & Gadgets Anthony Watts
  • Original Music Composition Rachael Dease
  • Puppet Design & Construction Chloe Flockart
  • Produced by The Last Great Hunt

    Photo Tim Watts

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