Presented by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, The Last Numbat is the giant interactive puppetry experience at the centre of the Town’s Puppet in the Pilbara event. The Last Numbat tells the story of a numbat who believes she is the last of her kind in the world. Audience members will be thrilled as they are invited to join professional puppeteers at bringing the giant numbat to life. This large scale interactive work has been created by Australia’s renowned puppetry company, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, with designer and puppet maker Leon Hendroff and was originally commissioned by the City of South Perth.

Exploring themes of connection, community, collaboration and environmental sustainability, The Last Numbat bridges the gap between audience and performance, as 17 audience members participate at any one time. As the participants manipulate the giant numbat puppet, onlookers will get the chance to marvel at the beauty of this magnificent creation and absorb the story. The renowned Pilbara sunset over Cemetery Beach will set the stage for a truly magical experience for all ages to ponder. Click here to learn more about Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. 

Being involved

This event invites community organisations, small businesses and traders in Hedland to be a part of the experience. Throughout the two days, there will be opportunities in the Civic Centre Gardens to engage local residents and tourists with stalls, workshops and more. As the first large scale event since COVID-19 restrictions, Puppet in the Pilbara will support local economic activity and the small business community.

Want to know more? Please contact Amber Evans, Senior Arts & Culture Officer, on 9158 9789 or via

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Media Enquiries

For media enquiries, please contact the Town of Port Hedland's Communications Team 08 9158 9300.

Click here to access the media release.