WAAPA and Spare Parts present: The Memory Palaces

WAAPA and Spare Parts present: The Memory Palaces

Last Updated: 03 Nov 2023
Grace O'Meehan

Prepare for an enchanting journey into the realms of memory, love, and the mysteries that lie within the human mind. Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and the talented Third-Year Performance Making students from WAAPA are teaming up once again to bring you a spellbinding new performance, _The Memory Palaces._

With just three performances, starting on November 10, you won't want to miss the opportunity to witness the magic of puppetry and storytelling come together.

In this unique collaboration, WAAPA's 2023 Third-Year Performance Making students, are set to dazzle you with their upcoming production, which delves deep into the captivating world of memory. The Memory Palaces is the latest addition to an 8-year partnership between WAAPA and Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, combining the artistry of puppetry with the creativity of young performers.

Directed by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre's Associate Director, Michael Barlow, and written by talented student Dee Waddingham, The Memory Palaces draws inspiration from ancient memory recall techniques that have influenced cultures worldwide. This innovative production invites you to imagine the process of storing vital memories within landscapes, bodies, and places, offering a unique perspective on the power of memory.

Words from the director:

"Our experience of memory is so varied and fascinating, both shared and individual, and comes at times with startling clarity, at others as elusive, fragmentary and sensory,." "Inside each of us lies a place filled with memories of longing, love, regret, and joy – our own 'memory palace'."

"Audiences can expect a performance that stirs their own memories and kindles reflection on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Prepare to be transported by a tale of love, life, and forgetting, spun from threads of memory that bind us together – that make us human."

Show Details

November 10: 7pm ; November 11: 2pm & 7pm.

Venue: Ellie Eaton Theatre, Claremont Showgrounds.

Tickets can be booked online or by calling 08 9335 5044.

Please note, this production is not suitable for children. Age recommendation is 15+.

See more upcoming WAAPA performances here.

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