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Picasso & His Dog

Pia Johnson

Picasso and His Dog – for anyone who’s ever patted an animal or loved a piece of art!

From the award-winning Lemony S Puppet Theatre, comes Picasso and His Dog – a paw-fect portrait of friendship that will tickle your tummy and bring arty delight to all the family!

In 1957, a long, slinky, floppy-eared sausage dog called Lump arrived at the villa of the great 20th century artist Pablo Picasso. Lump took one look into the deep brown eyes of Picasso and decided he was home. And so began an extraordinary friendship between a man and his dog that spanned 17 years. Lump, the little sausage dog was so loved by Picasso he fired Picasso’s imagination and appeared in over 50 of his artworks!

Picasso and His Dog explores this special friendship between human and dog and the art that such an extraordinary friendship inspired in the works of Picasso and the world. Using puppetry, set transformations and live-art making onstage, Picasso and His Dog is a visually stunning and paw-fectly delightful work for all ages.

Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria and Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH.

Performer/Picasso Ben Grant

Michelle/Puppeteer Tamara Rewse

Françoise/Puppeteer Hamish Fletcher/Jacob Williams

Child Voice Overs Ada and Henry Williams Kriegler

Writer/Director Sarah Kriegler

Designer Jonathon Oxlade

Associate Designer Yvette Turnball

Co-sound Designers Jethro Woodward & Ben TD

Lighting Designer Rachel Burke

Dramaturge Margaret Cameron

Lump Puppet Builders Annie Forbes and Tim Denton (About Face Productions)

Puppet Builder Jacob Williams

Puppet Doctor Tamara Rewse

Costume Construction Ann Kriegler

“Picasso and His Dog has a perfect cast, brilliant puppeteering – or puppyteering – and is fun for kids and adults alike.” The Border Mail



11:00 am & 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm, Sat 23 March

11:00 am* & 2:00 pm, Sun 24 March 

*Auslan interpreted performance

Arts Centre, Playhouse rehearsal room

100 St Kilda Rd 

Regional Tour – 
Swan Hill Town Hall PACC
11am, Wed 27 March
Castlemaine State Festival
11am & 2pm, Fri 29 March
11am & 2pm & 5pm, Sat 30 March
11am & 2pm, Sun 31 March 
Ararat Town Hall
11am, Fri 12 April 
Shepparton – 70 Welsford St
6:30pm, Sat 13 April