Picasso and His Dog by Lemony S Puppet Theatre

One fine spring morning in 1957, Lump arrived for lunch. Lump was an elongated sausage dog with floppy ears and an inquisitive nature. He looked around at Picasso’s villa and then into the deep, brown eyes of the man himself and decided he was home. From this first meeting, a deep love was forged between Picasso and Lump. He was also an inspiration for Picasso, appearing in fifty-four of the artist’s works. Lump lived with Picasso for 16 years. In a perfect ending, perhaps not content with life on earth without each other, both died in the same year. 

Inspired by this true story, Picasso and His Dog, is a delightful show that celebrates the animals with whom we share our lives while exploring what it is to be creative and to create.

This work is a unique children's puppet play that combines the art and story of Picasso with the extraordinary poems of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and the text of Picasso's contemporary and lifelong friend, Gertrude Stein. It is a refreshingly original work, wild and adventurous. Initially set in Picasso’s studio in the south of France, the story travels across time and space in a series of imaginative leaps using puppetry to transform the detailed set design as the performers play with scale, shadow puppetry, visual illusions, painting and sculpting on stage.

Picasso and His Dog - for anyone who’s ever patted a dog or been moved by an artwork.

27th Mar 2019 to 18th Oct 2019

Lemony S Puppet Theatre
Duration: 55 minutes, no interval
Artform: Puppetry
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27th Mar 2019 Swan Hill Performing Arts Centre 76 Bendigo Rd, Swan Hill, 3579
29th Mar 2019 Phee Broadway Theatre Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine, 3450
30th Mar 2019 Phee Broadway Theatre Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine, 3450
31st Mar 2019 Phee Broadway Theatre Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine, 3450
12th Apr 2019 Ararat Performing Arts Centre Barkly Street, Ararat, 3377
13th Apr 2019 Riverlinks 70 Welsford St, Shepparton, 3630
19th Aug 2019 Lennox Theatre, Riverside Theatre Paramatta Corner Church and Market Streets, Paramatta, NSW, 2124
20th Aug 2019 Lennox Theatre, Riverside Theatre Paramatta Corner Church and Market Streets, Paramatta, NSW, 2124
21st Aug 2019 Lennox Theatre, Riverside Theatre Paramatta Corner Church and Market Streets, Paramatta, NSW, 2124
23rd Aug 2019 Casula Powerhouse 1 Casula Road, Casula, 2170
24th Aug 2019 Casula Powerhouse 1 Casula Road, Casula, 2170
29th Aug 2019 Glen Street Theatre Cnr Glen Street and Blackbutts Road, Belrose, 1640
30th Aug 2019 Glen Street Theatre Cnr Glen Street and Blackbutts Road, Belrose, 1640
31st Aug 2019 Glen Street Theatre Cnr Glen Street and Blackbutts Road, Belrose, 1640
3rd Sep 2019 Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre Bridge Road, Nowra
4th Sep 2019 Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre Bridge Road, Nowra
6th Sep 2019 Griffith Regional Theatre 1 Neville Place, Griffith, 2680
10th Sep 2019 Horsham Town Hall Wilson St, Horsham, 3400
11th Sep 2019 Lighthouse Theatre 185 Timor Street, Warrnambool, 3280
12th Sep 2019 Lighthouse Theatre 185 Timor Street, Warrnambool, 3280
13th Sep 2019 Portland Arts Centre Cnr Glenelg & Bentinck Streets, Portland, 3305
20th Sep 2019 Mount Beauty Community Centre Kiewa Crescent, Mount Beauty  
21st Sep 2019 Burrinja 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey, 3158
23rd Sep 2019 Theatre North 55/57 Brisbane St, Launceston, 7250
24th Sep 2019 Theatre North 55/57 Brisbane St, Launceston, 7250
25th Sep 2019 Burnie Arts and Functions Centre 77 - 79 Wilmot Street, Burnie, 7320
26th Sep 2019 Theatre Royal, Hobart 29 Campbell Street, Hobart, 7000
27th Sep 2019 Theatre Royal, Hobart 29 Campbell Street, Hobart, 7000
1st Oct 2019 Frankston Arts Centre Davey St, Frankston, 3199
3rd Oct 2019 Kerang Memorial Hall Nolan St, Kerang, 3579
8th Oct 2019 Mandurah Performing Arts Centre Ormsby Tce, Mandurah, 6210
9th Oct 2019 Mandurah Performing Arts Centre Ormsby Tce, Mandurah, 6210
10th Oct 2019 Mandurah Performing Arts Centre Ormsby Tce, Mandurah, 6210
11th Oct 2019 University Theatres, UWA 35 Stirling Highway Crawley, Perth, 6009
12th Oct 2019 University Theatres, UWA 35 Stirling Highway Crawley, Perth, 6009
15th Oct 2019 Cummins Theatre 31 Bates St, Merredin, 6415
17th Oct 2019 Red Earth Arts Precinct 27 Welcome Road, Karratha, 6714
18th Oct 2019 Red Earth Arts Precinct 27 Welcome Road, Karratha, 6714