by Nathan Maynard - TERRAPIN

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Event Venue

Earl Arts Centre

Event Dates & Times

  • Thu, Apr 2 2020 11:00am
  • Thu, Apr 2 2020 6:30pm
  • Fri, Apr 3 2020 11:00am
  • Fri, Apr 3 2020 6:30pm

Running Time

50 minutes (no interval)


Recommended for ages 5+.

No filming or photography permitted.



This show has been cancelled.

REFUND STATUS: Refunds for this show are now complete. If you have a query about your refund, please email

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An epic quest of bravery and friendship.

A story with a little bit of truth and a little bit of make believe, one might say A Not So Traditional Story

Once upon a time two kids, Wurangkili (who is keen on adventure) and Timita (who takes a bit of convincing), are crashed upon by an Alien from a faraway land.

Join them as they embark on an epic quest across the island of lutruwita in search of the ‘oldest of old elders’, meeting up with some hilarious and unique friends along the way.

This beautiful and funny production by Terrapin Puppet Theatre uses masks, shadow puppetry and physical theatre to tell an important story of culture, identity, bravery and friendship.

A Not So Traditional Story is a hilarious, rare and memorable performance that combines Terrapin’s renowned skill in entertaining and engaging children with the voice of a new generation of Tasmanian Aboriginal performing artists (Nathan Maynard, The Season).

Co-commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne and produced in association with the Tasmanian Department of Education and Kickstart Arts.

This show is included in Theatre North’s 2020 Subscription Season. Purchase tickets to two or more shows through the Subscription Season to receive discounts and special offers. MORE DETAILS


Ticket Pricing

  • $27 - All Single Tickets
  • $22 - All Subscribers

School group prices available. MORE DETAILS HERE or contact the Box Office.
Phone: 6331 0052 or

Companion Cards accepted. Please advise at time of booking if you require any specific seating requirements (front row only, wheelchair accessibility) or hearing enhancement facilities.

General Admission

Babes in Arms (sitting on your lap, not occupying a seat) aged up to 12 months are admitted free to this performance. All Babes in Arms must have a ticket to enter the theatre. Please ask for your complimentary Babes in Arms ticket at the box office.

A processing fee of $6 applies to tickets purchased online. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket fee, which will be applied at the end of your purchase.

A delivery charge of $4 applies if you choose to have your tickets posted to your address.

Creative Team

Creative Team

  • Director - Sam Routledge
  • Writer - Nathan Maynard
  • Composer - Matthew Fargher
  • Set and Costume Design - Michelle Boyde
  • Puppet Design & Construction - Bryony Anderson with Sabrina Evans & Denni Proctor
  • Basket And Water Carrier Construction - Lillian Wheatley
  • Creation Story Character Design - Lillian Wheatley
  • Backdrop Design and Construction - Michelle Maynard
  • Performers - Craig Irons, Jordy Gregg, Ruby Middleton and Denni Proctor
  • Production Manager - Simon Rush
  • Image credit - Peter Mathew
Artful storytelling, imaginative and skillful puppetry and set design, and performances buoyed by a mischievous sense of fun.
Beautifully, meticulously created and wonderful to watch.