School holiday show for children

Monday, 07 July 2014

Australia’s premier contemporary puppet theatre, Terrapin Puppet Theatre, will be performing Big Baby on Saturday 12 July at 2pm at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre.

Deputy Mayor, Sandra French said, “This is the perfect school holiday show. Big Baby is funny but also has some great themes about diversity and triumphing over hardships. Terrapin Puppet Theatre is truly Australia’s premier contemporary puppet theatre creating world-class performances for young people and their families. Over the past three years Terrapin has performed to about 70,000 children around the world.”

Once upon a time there was a baby. Only this was no ordinary baby. This was a GIANT baby who would save the world.

When this baby went to the park, she ate the trees like broccoli and flooded the paths with dribble. All the mothers would run to pick up their tiny babies when the giant baby arrived at playgroup. Her tears would destroy the people’s umbrellas, making them very angry. Her nappies were made from parachutes and the poo.......well, it was giant too.

One day Dad brings home a machine to help get rid of the mess. But this machine does not just want to get rid of the mess… it wants to get rid of everything! As the world disappears piece by piece, big baby and her tiny father must work together to save all of humanity.

Combining contemporary puppetry, object theatre and a video microscope that shows intricate beauty in the tiniest of things, Big Baby is a funny, irreverent and ultimately heart-warming show for the whole family.

Burnie Arts & Function Centre’s Director, Geoff Dobson said, “Terrapin Puppet Theatre embraces new technologies whilst remaining true to the wonder and illusion resident in the age-old craft of puppetry. Directed by Sam Routledge and written by Van Badham, this is a show not to be missed”

Terrapin aims to inspire families by encouraging them to express the power of their collective imagination through inventive play with the objects and devices that surround them.

For ticket information, please contact the box office 6430 5850 (Mon - Fri. 9am - 5pm) or visit

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728