22nd - 26th May, 2019

Space Theatre @ Adelaide Festival Centre

DreamBIG Children's Festival


30th May - 1st June, 2019

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

Our NEW OWNER Edinburgh tour wouldn't be possible without the generous support of the Australia Council for the Arts through it's International Arts Strategy Touring Fund.


22nd - 25th August, 2019

Brown’s Mart Theatre

Darwin Festival

NEW OWNER is recommended for ages 7+
It contains scenes of sadness and loss that may be upsetting for very small children. This show is suitable for people with hearing impairment and/or EALD.


From the creators of The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer and It’s Dark Outside comes a sensitive new show for children over 7 (and children at heart) about loss, friendship and new beginnings. 

Bernie 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 Bernie 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.

The Team:

Created by: Arielle Gray and Tim Watts
2019 Season Performed by: Tim Watts and Rachael Woodward
Design & Gadgets: Anthony Watts
Original Music Composition: Rachael Dease
Puppet Design & Construction: Chloe Flockart


Natalie Di Risio - Creative Producer
The Last Great Hunt

North, Central and South America
Laura Colby - Director
Elsie Management
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Helpmann Nomination in 2017

Dora Award Winner - Outstanding Production For Young Audiences in 2019


Originally presented in collaboration with the AWESOME Festival and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) in 2016.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body,