Red Racing Hood
Welcome to the town of Grinalong!
Grinalong was once famous for the car race, The Grinalong Classic. Fifty years ago the race stopped when a wolf that lived in nearby Tangled Woods destroyed racing cars and the drivers fled in terror.
Now, the new Mayor has a plan to bring back Grinalong’s glory days, and re-launches the race. But it soon becomes obvious that he is more interested in furthering his own ambitions and lining his pockets than helping the town. And he doesn’t mind hurting Red and Gran in the process.
An inventive reimagining of a classic children’s tale.
Exploring themes of environmental and civic responsibility, the survival of small towns and the strength of women, young and old, this riveting tale will have your little ones falling in love with a classic tale all over again. They’ll join Red and Gran, on a medium slot car track, as they fight to overcome the Major and win The Grinalong Classic!
Presented by Terrapin Puppet Theatre
Established for over 35 years, Terrapin is the centre of excellence for contemporary puppetry in Australia creating puppetry-based performances for all ages.
Telling sophisticated stories of humour and pathos, the company embraces new technologies while remaining true to the wonder and illusion of puppetry. In its productions, the company aims to inspire families by encouraging them to express the power of their collective imagination through inventive play with the objects and devices that surround them.
Terrapin injects skills and programs into the Tasmanian community, supporting and developing artists and touring nationally and internationally.
School groups, large and small, are welcome to any showing on Red Racing Hood at Artsworx. School group pricing and a show teaching kit are available to schools wishing to attend.