A photograph of a man in a striped t-shirt and a toy dog

SPRINGarts 2019: University Theatres x AWESOME Festival

Kids' entertainment and all kinds of fun at the Octagon and Dolphin Theatres, as part of the 2019 AWESOME Festival. For enquiries, please contact [email protected].

Picasso and His Dog

A photograph of a man in a striped t-shirt and a toy dog

Image credit: Pia Johnson

University Theatres and The AWESOME Festival present Lemony S Puppet Theatre.

One fine morning in 1957, an elongated sausage dog named Lump arrived at the villa of the great 20th century artist Pablo Picasso. Lump looked into the deep, brown eyes of the artist and decided...he was home. Picasso and His Dog tells the tale of a man and his dog, deep love, and the art their friendship inspired. This goregous new work by Melbourne's Lemony S Puppet Theatre is an inventive mix of live performance, puppetry and art-making on stage.

Date: Friday 11 October, 6pm and Saturday 12 October, 10am & 12.30pm
Venue: Dolphin Theatre
Duration: 55 minutes
Ages: 4+
Price: $22 - $28



Image of a robot and plush creature standing next to each other on a hill

Image credit: Luke Cardew

Presented by University Theatres and the AWESOME Festival.

In Mort's village everything has its place, every day is the same and everyone likes it that way. Until one morning, crash, boom, bang...down comes Beep. What is this annoying interruption to Mort's breakffast molly mellon, who is this noisy robot girl, and how will she find her way home? With Windmill Theatre's trademark design, gentle storytelling, music and puppetry, Beep tells the story of what happens when someone new comes to town.

Date: Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October: 9.30am, 11.30am & 2pm
Venue: Octagon Theatre
Duration: 35 minutes
Ages: 2 - 7
Price: $18 - $25