The Art House presents

The One Who Planted Trees

12 Jun 2024 Showing at The Art House Theatre

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The Art House Presents
The One Who Planted Trees
By Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Bandicoot, Koala and a very fun-loving Frill Necked lizard regale their story, part truth, part myth but mostly inspiration, of a woman who transforms her world to bring about hope and happiness for herself and the world around her.

Do you ever wonder how much just one person out of 7.8 billion can really accomplish?

Inspired by Jean Giono’s The Man Who Planted Trees, The One Who Planted Trees is an inspirational story that proves just how much one person can do and will have you humming out of the theatre, pulling out the spade and watering plants into the ground.

In the face of a global climate emergency, how can we find hope? What good can one person do? This is a fun joyous springboard for serious discussion about our world and the environment we all value.

“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the second-best time is today.” - Chinese Proverb

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.

For school group bookings please email education@thearthousewyong.com.au

Cast & Creatives


Performers: Amberly Cull, Bec Bradley, Nick Pages Oliver

Writers: Amberly Cull, Nick Pages Oliver

Director: Philip Mitchell

Co-Creator: Bec Bradley

Designer: Leon Hendroff

Songs and Musical Arrangement: Melanie Robinson, Carmel Dean

Sound Design and Recording: Lee Buddle

Musicians: Iain Grandage, Harry Mitchell, Linda Oh, Ben Vanderwal, Melanie Robinson

Digital Designer and Animation: Clare Testoni

Lighting Designer: Kristie Smith

Puppet and Prop Makers: Leon Hendroff, Jackson Harrison, Jesse Wood

About Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Founded in 1981 in Fremantle, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is one of the longest running theatre companies in Western Australia and is Australia’s champion of puppetry and a leader in puppetry internationally. The award-winning company presents seasons in Perth, tours regionally, nationally, and internationally and is Australia’s leader in the development of emergent and established puppetry artists. The company’s annual program reaches more than 200,000 audience members and participants.



“The One Who Planted Trees was one of the most amazing shows I have ever seen. It had such a kind and important message that brings awareness to the world about the current state of our forests and bush.” – Stage Whispers


"The message is clear, told with great tunes, a remarkable set and heaps of humour. The One Who Plants Trees is fabulous theatre for the entire family, we could definitely watch it again to pick up another layer and have just as much fun. Highly recommended!" – SeeSaw


“Under Phillip Mitchell’s direction, the show was produced with immense awareness and consideration. It is no easy task to take a serious topic and to mould it for younger audiences. Mitchell and his team have managed to juxtapose a moral message with the spirit of positivity, innocence, and wonder.” – ArtsHub


The Art House Theatre


Wed 12 Jun 2024 - 10AM (School Groups Performance)

Wed 12 Jun 2024 - 6PM

Important Information

Duration: 50 minutes + 10 minute post-show Q&A
Recommended for Ages 5+
For accessible/wheelchair bookings please call the Box Office
Limited GP availability in 10AM performance


Adult: $25.00
Encore Members: $20.00
Child Under 12: $20.00
Family of 4 (2A, C2 or 1A, 3C): $75.00
School Groups: $15.00

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