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 international smash hits The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer and It’s Dark Outside comes a sensitive new show for all ages 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. 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.

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
International Creative Intern: Søren Højgaard


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 show was created with the assistance from the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.