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Anthem Anthem Revolution

July 21, 2022 @ 8:00 am - August 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Presented by the Birmingham 2022 Festival

All that stands between us and a new anthem is a player with a table tennis bat.

Terrapin Puppet Theatre’s new work for the cultural programme of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK, combines the ideas of young Tasmanians with the fast pace and competitive vigour of table tennis.

Anthem Anthem Revolution invites audience members to participants to battle an increasingly defensive table tennis robot, hell-bent on protecting the old hymn. Visitors to the Birmingham 2022 Festival will step up to the plate and reveal a fresh word from the updated anthem with each successful return, testing their skills and their commitment to the children of Tasmania.

About the Artist

Sam Routledge is a director, puppeteer and creator of contemporary puppetry with a strong record of innovation in the form. Born in England and raised in Goulburn, he has a B.A. in Communication (Major – Theatre and Media) from Charles Sturt University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Puppetry from the Victorian College of the Arts.

He has been the Artistic Director of Terrapin Puppet Theatre since November 2012. In this role he continues to work collaboratively and in partnership with other companies and has commissioned new works of puppetry from leading Australian playwrights including Nathan Maynard, Finegan Kruckemeyer and Finn O’Branagáin.

Date 21-24 July 2022
Location Mell Square, Solihull, UK
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Date 26 July 2022
Location Lavender Hall Park, Solihull, UK
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Date 29 July-2 August 2022
Location Smithfield Market Festival Site, Birmingham
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Date 4-8 August 2022
Location Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Festival site, London
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July 21, 2022 @ 8:00 am
August 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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