|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.|
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.
"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."
"It’s eye-poppingly rich and complex…..they mine all the humour and the genuine drama of this entertaining tale."
"The appeal of Red Racing Hood covers many generations, keeping the young children in the audience as engaged as their parents, grandparents and friends."
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, Casey 02 Oct
Her Majesty's Theatre, Ballarat 05-06 Oct
Lend Lease Theatre, Sydney 10 Oct-13 Oct
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 9699 7133