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Forever Young: Puppetry in Aged Care

12 June 2021

Forever Young: Puppetry in Aged Care


In development




Terrapin Puppet Theatre
Terrapin-Forever Young


Aged care settings – with residents’ rich collection of life experience and stories – present the perfect opportunity for puppetry to be used as a tool for engagement, excitement, connection and reflection.

It’s this unique, yet essential contribution of professional artistry to the elder community that inspires Terrapin’s ambitions for Forever Young, a new program of puppetry for aged care. We have spent nearly 12 months exploring and experimenting with puppetry in this setting, beginning by observing interactions, activities and behaviours across a range of Tasmanian aged care homes.

From this process, we have developed a full-day program of interactive performance, bedside visits and staff resources. This will premiere in Tasmanian aged care residences in November 2022, with the sessions observed by our research partner the University of Tasmania to support maximum impact.

From there, the sky’s the limit: we look forward to taking Forever Young around the state in future.


Terrapin’s purpose is to make lives better through arts and culture. Support Forever Young with a donation.


Interested in working with us on this project?

Contact info@terrapin.org.au for more information and collaboration opportunities.

Program Designer: Dannielle Jackson

Consultant: Rose Grayson

Production Director: Sam Routledge

Production Director: Bryony Anderson

Writer: Sarah Hamilton

Sound Designer: Dean Stevenson

Set & Puppet Construction: Linda Abraham, Bryony Anderson, Freya Piscioneri-Young

Performers: Rose Grayson, Brett Rogers, Bella Young

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