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Picasso and His Dog (VIC, Australia)


23 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2018

Short Synopsis

One fine spring morning during 1957, an elongated sausage dog named Lump arrived at the home of Pablo Picasso.  He looked into the deep, brown eyes of the artist and decided he was home. Combining puppetry and live performance, Picasso and His Dog tells the story of a man and his dog, deep love and the art their friendship inspired. 

This work is an inventive mix of live art-making, puppetry and magic realism. It has been made for audiences aged 4+, suitable for both general public family and schools contexts.

Picasso and His Dog is a visually stunning and deeply moving celebration of what it is to create, and to be creative.

Reviews Feature

"Picasso and his Dog has a perfect cast, brilliant puppeteering – or puppyteering – and is fun for kids and adults alike." - Arthur Hull, Border Mail

"Picasso and His Dog is a beautifully crafted work for family audiences, carefully walking the line between delighting young people with puppy/puppetry antics, and providing a sophisticated insight into how an artist can be inspired by the animal muse. It is visually beautiful, intelligent, funny and moving." Lyn Wallis, HotHouse Theatre

Written By
Sarah Kriegler
Composed By
Jethro Woodward and Ben T.D
Directed By
Sarah Kriegler
Designed By
Jonathon Oxlade with Yvette Turnball
Ben Grant, Tamara Rewse & Jacob Williams
Availability Status
Generally available


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