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Red Racing Hood

20 January 2021

Red Racing Hood


2015, 2018


Terrapin Puppet Theatre
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Playwright Sean Munro reimagines everyone’s favourite characters from the famous fairytale into the small town of Grinalong. When the new mayor announces the return of the local motor race, the Grinalong Classic, the whole town is excited. But the race will go through Tangled Woods, where a giant wolf is rumoured to live. With everything she knows and loves at stake, Red must convince her mechanically savvy Gran to let her compete and overcome her own fears in the process.


The story is inventively brought to life using slot car racing, with cameras situated around the circuit magnifying the action live onscreen, putting the audience in the driving seat as they follow Red on her adventure. Featuring wonderful performances, a high-energy soundtrack and the puppetry that has made Terrapin famous locally, nationally and internationally, Red Racing Hood is not to be missed.

Catch it before it races away!

It’s eye-poppingly rich and complex…..they mine all the humour and the genuine drama of this entertaining tale The Mercury

The quirky, cleverly designed set allows the three talented performer/puppeteers to inhabit and animate this action-packed show as it jumps between scales and atmospheres, between racing action and domestic drama.  Overall this is a great children’s show, perhaps perfectly pitched for a primary school audience, and the audience I sat amongst certainly loved it.Write Response

A clever, lovely, funny show!  Stage Whispers





Tsuen Wan Town Hall. Hong Kong 9-12 December 2018

Artsworx, Queensland 28-29 Aug
Lismore City Hall 01 Sep
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta 05-06 Sep 
Casula Powerhouse, Casula 7-8 Sep
Griffith Regional Theatre 12 Sep
The Cube, Wodonga 14-15 Sep
Riverlinks, Shepperton 18 Sep
Portland Arts Centre 20-21 Sep
Hamilton Performing Arts Centre 22 Sep
COPACC, Colac 25 Sep
The Bowery Theatre, St Albans 27 Sep
Bunjil Place, Narre Warren 02 Oct
Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat 05-06 Oct
Lend Lease Theatre, Sydney 10 Oct-13 Oct
Hong Kong, December, booking details coming soon…


2015: Backspace Theatre, Theatre Royal Hobart

2015: Burnie Arts & Function Centre

2015: Tasmanian school tour


Director: Sam Routledge
Writer: Sean Monro
Composer: Heath Brown
Lighting and AV Designer: Jason James
Puppet Maker and Set Dresser: Jill Munro
Slotcar Track Maker: Mr Slotcar

 Maeve Mhairi MacGregor, Thomas Pidd & Natalie Venettacci

With thanks to the Hobart Miniature Car Club for their support in developing this production.

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