“Tasmania’s Terrapin Puppet Theatre makes theatre quite unlike any other company.”
Daily Review

Wed 21 Feb TBC
Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse
10 mins

Terrapin Puppet Theatre


PITCH

THEATRE

All Ages

PRESENTED BY TERRAPIN PUPPET THEATRE

A NOT SO TRADITIONAL STORY

A subversively funny and radical new work for children.

A Not So Traditional Story is a new play for families from playwright Nathan Maynard that looks at contemporary Tasmanian Aboriginal identity.

Two children, Wurangkili and Timita, meet a mysterious alien (River) when he gets lost in their country on his Flying Canoe. With River’s pet Wombat in tow, they embark an adventure to find the meaning of a mysterious object, getting clues from an Eagle, a Lizard and a Kangaroo they meet along the way.

Subversive and radical, A Not So Traditional Story addresses the dark history of Tasmania through an allegorical narrative told with humour and charm.

Image: Bryony Anderson 

Terrapin Puppet Theatre

Terrapin Puppet Theatre makes contemporary puppetry for young audiences, touring nationally and internationally. It creates work for theatres, and interactive installations for public spaces, telling sophisticated stories of humour and pathos and embracing new technologies inspired by the age-old craft of puppetry.

Terrapin ‘s work has been presented by the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, Taipei Children's Art Festival, Festival De Betovering (The Netherlands), Lincoln Centre (New York), Sydney Opera House and Melbourne International Arts Festival, amongst many others. In 2017, the company presented a bespoke version of its interactive installation I Think I Can at theRoyal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon.

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