We love it when a new children’s production comes to the Central Coast, and this time it’s the beautifully funny and fantastically adventurous story of Scaredy Cat from puppet theatre company, Terrapin. Coming to The Art House Wyong this January, this engaging new kids’ stage show from the internationally recognised group will make a perfect school holiday treat for primary school-aged children.

And – what makes this experience extra special is that children attending the show have the opportunity to take part in a  90-minute puppet craft workshop that’s available when purchased as part of a Workshop + Performance package!

Want in? To discover more about the Scaredy Cat performance and workshop, read on. ↓

Scaredy Cat Performance

Scaredy Cat comes from a family of fierce hunters, hired for the biggest jobs, with the meanest rodents. When an urgent call comes in, it’s Scaredy’s turn to do the family proud. The only problem is, she’s terrified of mice! Trapped in an old basement with three cunning critters, Scaredy is bullied and all by herself – or so she thinks. As the antique furniture in the basement comes creakily to life, a whole new world of eccentric characters is revealed, leading Scaredy on a journey she’ll never forget! 

Terrapin’s new production for 2022 is a funny, beautiful, and fantastic story of friendship across generations. Cute doesn’t mean no courage, and old age doesn’t make you obsolete.

Puppet Craft Workshop

Children attending the Scaredy Cat stage show are in for a real treat this Summer as they’ll get the opportunity to attend a 90-minute puppet craft workshop, brought to you by Tasmanian contemporary puppet theatre company, Terrapin.

The workshop is available when purchased as part of the Workshop + Performance package and focuses on creative play, in particular, re-imagining and bringing to life common everyday items found around the house. It will begin with an introduction to the techniques of object theatre where participants learn to bring an object to life, which is then followed by simple storytelling and character activities.

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants are invited to perform a 2-minute sequence of their story for the other participants, describing the personality and adventures of your new and improved household character!

If you’re looking for ways to make these school holidays fun and memorable, this performance and workshop experience will definitely ignite the imaginations of young kids and have them talking about it for years to come.

When: Show Times: Tuesday 25 January, 10am and 6pm | Workshop Times: Monday 24 January, 2pm and Tuesday 25 January, 11.30am. Workshops run for 90 minutes.
Where: The Art House, Wyong.
Age: This show is recommended for children aged 5 – 12 years.
Cost: Adult: $20 | Child: $15 | Family Ticket: $60 (2A + 2C or 1A + 3 C) | Vacation Care Group: $12 per person | Workshop + Show Package: $30.
Contact: Call 4335 1485.

We gave away FOUR Family Passes to “Scaredy Cat” at The Art House this January!

We teamed up with The Art House to give Playing in Puddles readers the opportunity to WIN one of four FREE family passes to Scaredy Cat – valued at $60 each – these Summer school holidays!

Congratulations to our winners:

nicolejones_1977 won our Instagram competition.
Theresa Ellis won our newsletter competition.
Susan Madden won our newsletter competition.
Mel Issa won our Facebook competition.

Competition Terms and Conditions

PRIZE: FOUR Family Passes to see Scaredy Cat at The Art House Wyong on Tuesday 25th January 6pm performance – valid as 2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children. One pass per winner.

PRIZE VALUE: Each ticket is valued at $60 each.

COMPETITION OPENS: Tuesday 11 January 2022, 10am.

COMPETITION CLOSES: Tuesday 18 January 2022, midnight.

ENTRY TERMS: By entering, we’ll email future issues of Playing in Puddles’ weekly newsletter free to your inbox (you may unsubscribe at any time). Entry email addresses will not be shared with anyone outside Playing in Puddles. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Facebook. Click here for extended terms.

PRIZE TERMS: Family passes are for the Tuesday 25th January 6pm performance and are valid as 2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children. The prize does not include the workshop (if a winner does wish to put their children in the workshop, The Art House will set up a reduced price for them to add it on). Winners will be notified by email or social media. Winners have 5 days to reply to redeem their prize. If the winner does not reply in that time, Playing in Puddles reserves the right to choose another winner. The prize is not redeemable for cash and is not transferable.