New Owner
The Last Great Hunt
Australia
7-12 yrs

Curriculum for Excellence Resources

The themes of loss and new hope; friendship and separation are at the heart of this production. The emotions and feelings that the story provokes can be reflected on within Religious and Moral Education and Health and Wellbeing.

I can show my understanding of values such as caring, sharing, fairness, equality and love.

                                                                                                                                                          RME  1-09b

I am aware of, and able to express my feelings and am developing the ability to talk about them.

                                                                                                                                       HWB 1-01a/HWB 2-01a

I understand that people can feel alone and can be misunderstood and left out by others. I am learning to give appropriate support.                                                                      HWB 1-08a/HWB 2-08a

Class Stage
P3-P7
Curriculum Links
Health and Wellbeing
Religious and Moral Education
North Edinburgh Arts
Duration: 50 min
Seating: Theatre seating

Non verbal


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North Edinburgh Arts
15a Pennywell Court, Edinburgh, EH4 4TZ
  • Thursday 30 May 13:30
  • Thursday 30 May 19:00
  • Friday 31 May 10:30
  • Friday 31 May 13:30
  • Saturday 1 June 11:00
  • Saturday 1 June 14:30

Bart is a boisterous puppy waiting to be chosen from the animal shelter. Mabel is a lonely widow, trying to fill the hole in her heart. The day they find each other is the beginning of a profound friendship. But Mabel is old, and Bart is young – and suddenly alone.  Combining puppetry, live action and animation, New Owner takes us on an adventure through a dog’s eyes, sensitively exploring loss, friendship and new beginnings.

The multi-award winning makers of The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik return with a moving tale of loss and new hope.

Watts and Gray’s storytelling art is deceptively simple but executed with considerable sophistication… New Owner sits perfectly in the timeless tradition of storytelling for children, and the child in all of us.”  The West Australian

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