The Riddle of Washpool Gully

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Something long asleep has decided to wake up.

Far beyond the outskirts of the big city, near a tiny town that nearly everyone forgot, lay a dry creek bed of no special significance. Once upon a time it had been called Washpool Gully. But the world had moved on from insignificant things, and no one had time for dry creek beds. Except in Washpool Gully something was stirring. Shaken by the rumble of engines and darkening of the sky, something long asleep had decided to wake up.

Combining old-fashioned storytelling with contemporary puppetry and miniature sets, The Riddle of Washpool Gully is a reimagined tale of Australian mythology about the incredible creatures that might still live in the uncharted corners of our vast country.

By David Morton.

Presented by Terrapin Puppet Theatre in association with Dead Puppet Society.

This magical production is touring schools across Tasmania during Term 3 and 4 2023. Click here for more details.

The Riddle of Washpool Gully by David Morton is available to buy as a digital publication via Playlab Theatre.

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Director and Designer David Morton
Composer Heath Brown
Lighting Designer Jason James
Dramaturg Sam Routledge
Performers Guy Hooper, Melissa King and Drew Wilson

Past Productions:
13-21 April | Theatre Royal, Hobart
27 April | Earls Arts Centre, Launceston


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