Before we walk, crawl, speak, read or write, we are puppeteers. As soon as we can hold objects, we bring them to life, making the impossible possible using just our hands.
From our island home in Tasmania, we create worlds of creative adventure. For over 40 years our in-theatre productions have transported children and families to incredible places with narratives of adventure, humour and beauty. Our interactive installations use simple technologies in dazzling ways to make audiences of all ages essential creators in transforming public space.
We engage outstanding people from a wide range of artistic backgrounds and practices in performance, design, construction, music composition and systems design. The energy and dynamic processes we use to craft our work are reflected in the work itself; its provenance and inventiveness woven throughout.
Our creations are universally resonant in their themes, sense of humour and popularity. We present to diverse audiences far and wide; from Tasmania’s MONA FOMA to the Lincoln Centre in New York, the Taipei Children’s Art Festival to the Sydney Opera House and from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon to Flinders Island in the Bass Strait.
Alongside our touring work, we are committed to supporting local and national artists; welcoming resident, associate, and trainee artists to join us in exploring our artform and the world.
7 – 10 October 2022
13 – 15 October 2022
Scaredy Cat comes from a long line of fierce hunters, hired for the biggest jobs, with the meanest rodents. When an urgent call comes in, it’s Scaredy’s turn to do the family proud. Only problem is, she’s terrified of mice.
Trapped in an old basement with three cunning critters, Scaredy is bullied and all alone. Or so she thinks. As the antique furniture in the basement comes creakily to life, a whole new world of eccentric characters is revealed, leading Scaredy on a journey she’ll never forget.