Presented by PICA and the 2016 Awesome Festival

Created by Tim Watts and Arielle Gray

Set and Gadgets by Anthony Watts


From the creators of 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. 

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.

Producer Info

Please contact Sean Walsh on for more information about the show, upcoming tours and availability.

Presented in collaboration with the AWESOME Festival and PICA

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