Arts Margaret River and The Last Great Hunt Present


By Arielle Gray and Tim Watts

Saturday 2 May 7pm , Monday 4 May 10.30am & 1.30pm

Margaret River HEART

A story of love, loss 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. The day they find each other is 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. Suitable for ages 7+ contains scenes of sadness and loss that may be upsetting for very small children.

Nominated for Best Presentation for Children at the 2017 Helpmann Awards (Australia).
Winner of 2019 Dora Award in the division of Theatre For Young Audiences – Outstanding Production (Canada).

“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)

Tickets: Adult $25 , Members $20, Youth $12 , Family $65 (2A+2Y)

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NEW OWNER was originally supported by the AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things, and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)’s new performance model.

Long x black red versionCulture and the arts new logoThe Last Great Hunt is supported by the State Government of Western Australia through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.


Aca logo horizontal large rgb 543227504d3b3This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.