Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Anthem Anthem Revolution

27 August 2021

Anthem Anthem Revolution


21 - 24 and 26 July


Solihull Town Centre, UK


Terrapin Puppet Theatre


Birmingham 2022 Festival presents


All that stands between us and a new anthem is a player with a table tennis bat.

Terrapin’s new work for Birmingham 2022 Festival combines the ideas of young Tasmanians with the fast pace and competitive vigour of table tennis.

Tasmanian children have written their own Australian national anthem, one that speaks of their community, their dreams and their vision of the country.

However, to unlock the anthem, participants must battle an increasingly defensive table tennis robot, hell-bent on protecting the old hymn. Visitors to the Commonwealth Games will step up to the plate and reveal a fresh word from the updated anthem with each successful return, testing their skills and their commitment to the children of Tasmania.


Anthem Anthem Revolution is presented by the Birmingham 2022 Festival. The project is supported by the UK/Australia Season Patrons, the Australian Government, the British Council and Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22 and by Arts Tasmania.

Director: Sam Routledge

Lead Artists: Alex Walker, Davina Wright

Songwriter, Lyrics & Vocals: Denni Proctor

Songwriter, Composer & Conductor: Thomas Rimes

Systems Designer: Dylan Sheridan

Set & Costume Designer: Michelle Boyde

Audiovisual & Graphic Design: Futago

Recording Partner: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Baritone: Samuel Dundas

Workshop Assistant: Billie Rankin

Youth Participants: Beatrix Bailey, Dottie Charlton, Frieda Cupit Sumner, Annabelle Fenton, Quinn Sidney Gardner (Quince), Alondra Lisica, Pearl Smithies, Declan Triffitt, Isabella Triffitt, Woolf Wattern Wakelam, Dani Wright

Image: Peter Mathew

Subscribe to our newsletter to hear more

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

Thanks for subscribing!