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Terrapin Puppet Theatre

Red Racing Hood

Written by Sean Monro
Directed by Sam Routledge

Terrapin’s inventive reimagining of this classic tale brings everyone's favourite characters into the small town of Grinalong - and careening into the here and now. Touring nationally in 2018.

Production photography by Peter Mathew

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. Red and Gran fight for survival, relying on their wit, determination and cunning to overcome the Mayor and win The Classic.

Exploring themes of environmental and civic responsibility, the survival of small towns and the strength of women, young and old, the story is inventively brought to life using slot car racing. Cameras are situated around the circuit to magnify 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 will tour to Victoria, NSW and Queensland in 2018.

Red Racing Hood - Highlights


"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

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

"The appeal of Red Racing Hood covers many generations, keeping the young children in the audience as engaged as their parents, grandparents and friends."
Stage Whispers

Previous Tour

August to November, 2018


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
Performers Bryony Geeves, Maeve Mhairi MacGregor, Thomas Pidd

If you are interested in touring get in contact!

Arts on Tour
02 8038 1880