RED RACING HOOD – award winning puppet show reinvents classic fairytale with slot cars!


Award winning puppet show puts new spin on classic fairytale with slot cars!

NORPA and The Macadamia Castle present
Red Racing Hood
A Terrapin Puppet Theatre Production
Friday 31 August, 6pm & Saturday 1 Sept, 11am
NORPA at Lismore City Hall
Tickets: $15-$38
Recommended for children aged 5+ and their families
Bookings: or 1300 066 772

In Red Racing Hood Terrapin Puppet Theatre reimagines everyone’s favourite characters from the famous fairytale 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.

The story is inventively brought to life using slot car racing, with cameras situated around the circuit magnifying 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 across the globe, Red Racing Hood is not to be missed. Catch it before it races away!

On Friday 31 August the cast will conduct a fun workshop at Macadamia Castle for pass-holders and local schools featuring games, storytelling, improvisation, acting and more – giving kids the opportunity to act out their heroic, villainous and monstrous imaginations in a safe and tremendously fun environment!

About Terrapin Puppet Theatre
Terrapin makes contemporary puppetry for young audiences, touring nationally and internationally.  It creates work for theatres, and interactive installations for public spaces, telling sophisticated stories of humour and pathos and embracing new technologies inspired by the age-old craft of puppetry.

Terrapin designs its productions to tour and aims to have its work presented to diverse audiences globally. Many of its works are designed so they can be presented in languages other than English through the engagement of local artists wherever the work is presented.

The company’s work has been presented by the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, Taipei Children’s Art Festival, Festival De Betovering (The Netherlands), Belfast International Children’s Festival, Lincoln Centre (New York), Sydney Opera House and Melbourne International Arts Festival, amongst many others, and in 2017, the company presented a bespoke version of its interactive installation I Think I Canat the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon.

A clever, lovely, funny show!  Stage Whispers

WINNER! Tasmanian Theatre Awards 2016
Best Supporting Female Performance
Best Production Design


Creative Team
Writer Sean Monro
DirectorSam Routledge
ComposerHeath Brown
Lighting and AV DesignJason James
Puppet Maker and Set DresserJill Munro
Slot Car Track MakerMr Slotcar
Cast: Maeve Mhairi MacGregor (Red)
Thomas Pidd (Mayor/Constable Plod)
Natalie Venettacci (Gran)