Red Racing Hood

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Red Racing Hood

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 04 September - 06 September 2018
Category Live Event

Riverside presents The Terrapin Puppet Theatre Production
By Sean Monro
Directed by Sam Routledge

Terrapin reimagines everyone’s favourite characters from the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood 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.

Inventively brought to life using slot car racing and cameras situated around the circuit magnifying the action live onscreen, this thoroughly entertaining show puts you and your students 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.

A free 90 minute on-set storytelling workshop run by Terrapin Puppet Theatre is available for school groups on Tuesday 4 September at 2pm. A limited number of places are available, so book early!

Dates & Times:

Tuesday 4 September at 2pm

Wednesday 5 September at 10:15am & 12:30pm
Thursday 6 September at 10:15am & 12:30pm

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding body and supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Sean Monro

Sam Routledge

Heath Brown

Lighting and AV Designer
Jason James

Puppet Maker and Set Dresser
Jill Munro

Slot Car Track Maker
Mr Slotcar

Photos by
Peter Mathew

Suitable for Years K – 4


What is more effective at motivating and engaging students than taking the familiar and giving it a fresh, modern and gutsy new life? The story of Little Red Riding Hood is brought into the modern world with Terrapin’s exciting new production! The live video streaming and a large scale model race course present an innovative way of storytelling that will have your student’s minds racing with possibilities. A socially conscious production, with messages linked to sustainability and feminism, curriculum links are vast and cross a number of KLAs such as CAPA, English, STEM and HSIE. But be fast, because you don’t want to be the last to cross the finish line when booking this one!


Download the Curriculum Links here: Red Racing Hood Curriculum Links


Download information on how to book here: How to Book

Download Riverside’s Risk Assessment here: 2018 Risk Assessment


Interactive Performance:
High levels of audience interaction creating a less formal environment and requiring less ‘passive’ attention by audience members.

This production has a strong music focus.

Visual Cues:
This production has strong visual cues giving students a different reference point for comprehension of the narrative or subject matter.

Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

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45 minutes (No interval plus 20 minute Q&A)

Ticket Prices

Student/Teacher $20

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00