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The Paper Escaper

19 July 2021 - 25 November 2021

The Paper Escaper


5 - 8 October 2023


Theatre Royal , Hobart
11 October
Burnie Arts & Function Centre
13 - 14 October
Earl Arts Centre


Terrapin Puppet Theatre

What happens when a book character won’t stay in their place?


Benny, the plucky puppet protagonist in The Paper Escaper, knows they are destined for greater things than a simple pop-up book. But in a world that’s trying to squash Benny between its pages – from a monstrous chomping sketchpad to a disillusioned illustrator – Benny will need the help of new friends to achieve their dreams.

This bright new puppetry work from Terrapin tells a story of determination, friendship and the power of following your own path.




Theatre Royal Studio, Hobart: 5 – 8 October
The Paper Escaper performance at 2pm on Thursday 5 October is a relaxed performance, for more information on this see here.

Burnie Arts & Function Centre, Burnie: 11 October

Earl Arts Centre, Launceston: 12 – 13 October



Tasmania schools tour, July – November

View The Paper Escaper program here.

Writer: Gita Bezard

Director: Sam Routledge

Remount Director: Davina Wright

Assistant Director: Emma Skalicky

Set & Costume Design: Charlotte Lane

Puppet Design & Construction: Bryony Anderson

Sound Design: Jacky Collyer

Additional Puppet Construction: Greta Jean

Scenic Painting: Edith Perrenot, Freya Piscioneri-Young

Set Construction: Andrew Macdonald, Karl Sanger, Phil Wren

Costume Making: Roz Wren

Performers: Noah Casey, Geneviene Butler, Bella Young

Stage Manager: Ellen Roe

Assistant Stage Manager: Milla Chaffer

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