One fine spring 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 gorgeous new work by Lemony S Puppet Theatre is an inventive mix of live performance, puppetry and art-making on-stage.

It is a story of how the loving animals in our lives inspire us to be excellent humans (and artists).

Created for kids aged 4+ and their families.

Creative Team

Writer and Director Sarah Kriegler
Co-designers Jonathon Oxlade & Yvette Turnbull
Performers Ben Grant, Tamara Rewse, Jacob Williams
CoSound Designers Jethro Woodward and Ben T.D
Lighting Designer Rachel Burke
Dramaturg Margaret Cameron
‘Lump’ Puppet Builders Tim Denton & Annie Forbes (About Face Productions)
Puppet Builders Jacob Williams
Set Builder Jim Stenson
Production/tour management Rainbow Sweeny
Producer Simon Bedford

Picasso and His Dog is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, Darebin Arts, Polyglot Theatre and Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH. Thank you to all our individual donors who have made this season possible, including a special thank you to Betty Amsden OAM and Pierre and Lili-Ann Kriegler.


Wednesday 29 June 7pm – SOLD OUT!
Thursday 30 June 10am SOLD OUT! & 1pm SELLING FAST
Friday 1 July 10am TICKETS AVAILABLE & 7pm SOLD OUT!
Saturday 2 July 3pm SOLD OUT! & 7pm TICKETS AVAILABLE

Special event : Picasso’s Pyjama Night

Friday 1 July from 6.30pm – SOLD OUT!

Kids and grown-ups: wear your most excellent pyjamas to this special performance! Do you dare? We do. Nightcap: check. Slippers: check. And off we go to HotHouse!


Opening Night
$45 Adults | $30 Child

$35 Adults | $20 Child |$95 Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)

Groups of Children 10+ $15 each

Hot Hot Hot

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