Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s Hachiko playing at Fish Trap Theatre in Mandurah

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s Hachiko playing at Fish Trap Theatre in Mandurah

HAVE you ever loved an animal?

Ever wondered why they are so loyal?

WA audiences can explore the world of companionship between a dog and his master when they are treated to Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s highly acclaimed Hachiko next month.

Based on a true story from Japan, Hachiko is a theatrical celebration of the joy, love and companionship an animal can bring to our lives.

Simplicity, beauty and gentle poetic storytelling in this carefully crafted Spare Parts Puppet Theatre production ensures both children and adults will be drawn into the true story of a dog that waited at a Tokyo train station every day for nine years for his master to return.

Using Japanese-inspired paper craft puppetry, the production brings Hachiko the dog and his owner, Professor Ueno, to life.

The devoted pair is joined by a host of other characters including the hopelessly obsessive dog-catcher and the nosey neighbour.

Hachiko received outstanding reviews when the show toured regional WA and performed at the Awesome Arts Festival in 2012.

Suitable for over five year olds, Hachiko is a show for the whole family/

WHAT: Hachiko.

WHERE: Fish Trap Theatre, Mandurah.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 23 (1pm), Thursday, March 24 (10am, 12.30pm), Saturday, March 25 (2pm, 7pm).