NORPA presents a A Terrapin Puppet Theatre Production

about the show

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. Red and Gran fight for survival, relying on their wit, determination and cunning to overcome the Mayor and win The Classic.

Environmental and civic responsibility, the survival of small towns and the strength of women, young and old, are all themes that are explored via the medium of slot car racing! A inventive reimagining of the classic fairytale — catch it before it races away!

creative team

Writer / Sean Monro
Director / Sam Routledge Composer / Heath Brown
Lighting and AV Design / Jason James
Puppet Maker and Set Dresser / Jill Munro
Slot Car Track Maker / Mr Slotcar


“It’s eye-poppingly rich and complex … they mine all the humour and the genuine drama of this entertaining tale”.
The Mercury


Our licensed bar will be open from 5pm, and also during and after the show. Drinks purchased from the bar are permitted inside the theatre. Sorry, no BYO.

Patron advice

Children aged 5+ and their families
Duration is 45 minutes (no interval).


Non Subscribers
Adult $38
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $34
Under 25 $20

Adult $30
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $25
Under 25 $15

General admission.
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Photo by Peter Mathew