Tuesday 9 January 2024 from 5:30pm to 6:15pm Wednesday 10 January 2024 from 10:30am to 11:15am Wednesday 10 January 2024 from 2:30pm to 3:15pm Thursday 11 January 2024 from 10:30am to 11:15am Thursday 11 January 2024 from 2:30pm to 3:15pm Friday 12 January 2024 from 2pm to 2:45pm Friday 12 January 2024 from 6pm to 6:45pm Saturday 13 January 2024 from 2pm to 2:45pm Saturday 13 January 2024 from 6pm to 6:45pm
Friendship, adventure and magical bugs
Wehea is a little boy who lives in a big rainforest. Just like many other people who live there, he has a special connection with nature. Even the smallest beings in the forest are his friends. One day, Wehea meets a very special beetle – a rhinoceros beetle – and together they embark on an epic, life-changing adventure.
From Yogyakarta’s renowned Papermoon Puppet Theatre comes a work grounded in Indonesia’s centuries-old traditions of puppetry. After touring the US, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore, Papermoon Puppet Theatre heads to Sydney for the first time.
Based on a story told by a four-year-old boy (all of the animal puppet designs in the show are based on his drawings, too) and fit for all ages and adults, A Bucket of Beetles is more than just a story of a beautiful friendship. It's a story about the connection between humans and nature, that leaves us with a question: are we taking enough care of our water, soil and air?
Relaxed performance on Thursday 11 January at 2:30pm
Visit the Sydney Festival website for all the details!