Give more children with disability extraordinary performing arts experiences

Performance dates & times

Wednesday 4 Sep
10:30 AM & 1:00 PM
Thursday 5 Sep
10:30 AM & 1:00 PM
Friday 6 Sep
10:30 AM & 1:00 PM

Running Time 50 minutes (no interval)

Price range

Per student

One teacher for every 10 students will be admitted free of charge.

To apply for a First Call Fund subsidy for this program, click here.

SUITABILITY: Years 1 – 5

Adventure, laughs and contemporary Aboriginal culture.

A story with a little bit of truth and a little bit of make believe, one might say it was 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 the gang as they embark on an epic quest across the island of lutruwita in search of the ‘oldest of oldest elders’, meeting up with some hilarious and unique friends along the way.

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

Classroom Connections

Curriculum Links

Learning Areas Capabilities Cross Curriculum Priority
The Arts Critical and Creative Thinking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
English Intercultural Understanding Sustainability
Languages Personal and Social
The Humanities
Health and Physical Education

Themes and Issues

  • Aboriginal histories and cultures
  • Animals and the environment
  • Working in teams
  • Family relationships
  • Diversity
  • Friendships
  • Loyalty
  • Imagination
  • Independence
  • Problem solving
  • Achievement
  • Creativity

Teaching Resources

A Not So Traditional Story - Teacher Resource Pack

Creative Team

Sam Routledge
Nathan Maynard
Matthew Fargher
Set and Costume Design
Michelle Boyde
Lighting Designer
Nick Higgins
Puppet Design and Construction
Bryony Anderson and Sabrina Evans
Basket and Water Carrier Construction
Lillian Wheatley
Creation Story and Character Design
Lillian Wheatley
Backdrop Design and Construction
Michelle Maynard
Jordy Gregg, Craig Lane-Irons, Nathan Maynard and Denni Proctor
Produced in association with the Arts Centre Melbourne, Tasmanian Department of Education and Kickstart Arts.

  • Terrapin Puppet Theatre

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