Terrapin presents

The Paper Escaper

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Event Venue

Earl Arts Centre, Launceston

Event Dates & Times

  • Fri, Oct 13 2023 2:00pm
  • Fri, Oct 13 2023 6:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 14 2023 11:00am

Running Time

40 minutes (no interval)


Babes in arms tickets available, for further information please contact the Box Office

Suitable for ages 5 -12 years old


  • General - $25
  • Friends of Theatre North - $22
  • Group of 10 + - $22

Terrapin presents

The Paper Escaper

What happens when a book character won’t stay in their place?

Benny, the plucky puppet protagonist in The Paper Escaper, knows they are destined for greater things than a simple pop-up book.

But in a world that’s trying to squash Benny between its pages – from a wily dancing fire to a disillusioned illustrator – Benny will need the help of a new friend to achieve their dreams.

Terrapin visited over 100 Tasmanian primary schools with The Paper Escaper in 2022, bringing its immersive world and vibrant characters to audiences aged 5 – 12.

Image credit: Terrapin/Darcie Richards

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  • Writer - Gita Bezard
  • Director - Sam Routledge
  • Assistant Director - Davina Wright
  • Set & Costume Design - Charlotte Lane
  • Puppet Design & Construction - Bryony Anderson
  • Sound Design - Jacky Collyer
  • Additional Puppet Construction - Greta Jean
  • Scenic Painting - Edith Perrenot, Freya Piscioneri-Young
  • Set Construction - Andrew Macdonald, Karl Sanger, Phil Wren Costume Making Roz Wren
  • Performers - Noah Casey, Greta Jean, Scout McDonald
  • Stage Manager - Ellen Roe

Access Seating:
Please contact the Box Office by email or call 6331 0052 to discuss seating options. Information on venue and performance accessibility is available here.

Processing Fee Info:
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.