Give more children access to the performing arts.

Performance dates & times

Wednesday 20 Mar
10:30 AM & 1:00 PM
Thursday 21 Mar
10:30 AM & 1:00 PM
Friday 22 Mar

*Auslan interpreted performance

Running Time 55 minutes (no interval)

Price range

Per student

One teacher for every 10 students will be admitted free of charge.

To apply for a First Call Fund subsidy for this program, click here.

SUITABILITY: Prep – Year 4

This is the story of Pablo Picasso and his best friend, Lump – a cheeky sausage dog with an inquisitive nature. 

One fine spring morning, a very curious puppy arrived at the home of Pablo Picasso. He looked into the deep, brown eyes of the artist and decided he was home. From this first chance meeting, a life-long bond was forged between the two – with Lump and his floppy ears appearing in over fifty of the artist’s works.

Based on a true story, Picasso and His Dog tells the heart-warming tale of a man and his dog and the art that their friendship inspired. Combining ingenious puppetry, imaginative theatre and live painting on-stage, this mad-cap adventure will delight students from Prep to Year 4.

Classroom Connections

Curriculum Links

Learning Areas Capabilities
The Arts Critical and Creative Thinking
English Personal and Social

Themes and Ideas

  • Visual Art
  • Visual Artists – how artists work / creativity and inspiration
  • Pets
  • Animals in Art
  • Friendship
  • Puppetry
  • Pablo Picasso

Teaching Resources

Coming Soon!

Creative Team

A Lemony S Puppet Theatre Production
Written and Directed by
Sarah Kriegler
Ben Grant
Tamara Rewse
Hamish Fletcher
Jonothan Oxlade with Yvette Turnball
Margaret Cameron
Lighting Design
Rachel Burke
Sound Design and Composition
Jethro Woodward & Ben T.D.
Puppet Maker
Jacob Williams
Lump Puppet Makers
About Face Productions
Production Manager
Alice Pollard
Erin Milne, Bureau of Works
Picasso and  His  Dog  is  supported  by  the  Australia  Council  for  the  Arts,  Creative  Victoria  and  Creative  Partnerships  Australia  through  MATCH.  Thank  you  also to  all  our  individual  donors  who  have  made  this  show  possible.

  • Australia Council For The Arts
  • Bureau of Works
  • Creative Victoria
  • Lemony S
  • Regional Arts Victoria

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