A heartfelt tale seen through the eyes of one very cute puppy, NEW OWNER, from theatre favourites The Last Great Hunt, will premiere at Darebin Arts Centre from 9 – 10 July.

From the award-winning team Arielle Gray (It’s Dark Outside, Cloudstreet) and Tim Watts (creator of The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer), NEW OWNER uses puppetry, animation and a beautiful soundtrack with original music by Rachael Dease to follow the story of Bart, forced to fend for himself following (spoiler alert) the death of his elderly owner Mabel

This stunningly-visual tale of love, loss and overcoming adversity has toured the world since 2016, when it premiered at the Awesome Festival for Bright Young Things.

NEW OWNER, made especially for all ages, is the latest theatrical experience from acclaimed Western Australian theatre makers The Last Great Hunt to become a hit overseas in the USA, Canada, Japan and China. International touring is regular business for the tight-knit collective of theatre makers, who over the last few years have also performed in places like Korea, Scotland, Germany, Slovenia, the UAE, and closer to home with regional and national tours of BRUCE, FAG/STAG, IT’S DARK OUTSIDE and THE ADVENTURES OF ALVIN SPUTNIK: DEEP SEA EXPLORER.


Watch the trailer here.

MORE INFORMATION: www.thelastgreathunt.com/new-owner

The Last Great Hunt and Darebin Arts Speakeasy presents


Darebin Arts Centre

Fri 9 July 10am & 2pm and Sat 10 July 2pm

All tickets $22. Visit http://www.darebinarts.com.au/

Image by Tim Watts (illustrations – animation) and Daniel Grant Photographer