BoatsTerrapin Puppet Theatre
Tasmania’s revered contemporary puppet theatre company, Terrapin, joins the Spiegeltent family program with their much-loved production Boats.
Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer, Boats is classic storytelling with skilful physical performance. The audience experiences the world transformed around them using everyday objects found in a boat’s galley. Each scene is a unique and highly inventive use of space and puppetry; a boat is made from a piece of bread; an island is made from a hat; a circus is made from a jacket and a storm is made in a teacup.
Winner of the 2012 Helpmann Award: Best Presentation for Children, Boats is a moving story with a twist at the end which will leave a lump in your throat and a smile on your face.
Director – Frank Newman
Writer – Finegan Kruckemeyer
Composer – Matthew Fargher
Production Design – Greg Methé
Costume Desig – Roz Wren
Performed by – Quinn Griggs and Jeff Michel
Production Manager – Andrew MacDonald
Terrapin Puppet Theatre is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.
Image by Peter Mathew
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