Brisbane Festival presents

A Not So Traditional Story


24 - 27 Sept | QPAC - Cremorne Theatre



Nathan Maynard (AUS)

"Artful storytelling, imaginative and skilful puppetry and set design, and performances buoyed by a mischievous sense of fun." THE AGE
"Beautifully, meticulously created and wonderful to watch." WITNESS PERFORMANCE

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.


Suitable for audiences 5+ years.

Cast & creatives

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, Nathan Maynard and Denni Proctor

Production Manager: Simon Rush

Produced in association with Arts Centre Melbourne, Tasmanian Department of Education and Kickstart Arts.



This event concluded in 2019.

Duration : 60 minutes

QPAC - Cremorne Theatre

Corner Grey and Melbourne Streets
Queensland Performing Arts Centre
QLD 4101

$32 + booking fee

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Paid car parks at QPAC and South Bank Parklands.

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