Red Herring Children's Theatre is no longer taking bookings. Claire is now taking her work in a different direction.  

Claire thanks you all for your support over the last decade.  Performing for your lovely students has given her much joy.
...... produces theatre for schools, festivals, community gatherings and special events.  Red Herring is the creation of performance artist Claire Teisen who has thirty years of experience in a wide range of theatrical practises and now offers a unique repertoire of self devised performances.  


Momotaro emerges from his peach.


Momotaro the Peach Boy  This lively one-woman show tells the traditional Japanese folktale with masks, puppets, origami images, character changes and “special effects.” 

  A miniature underwater world is created with origami figures, painted paper and pop up structures to tell the legend of the fisherman’s adventures at the sea king’s palace.

Urashima on his journey

Belles Chair

La Belle et la Bete [Beauty and the Beast]  New Show!  A literary tale created by the French writer, Mme Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve in 1740. Based on an ancient folktale with global variants, this is a story with levels of meaning for all ages. French is spoken (and sung) predominantly throughout with some English.

Claire Teisen trained as an actor at the Lecoq Theatre School in Paris and has performed in shows and festivals in Scotland, Holland, France, Italy and the USA. She has performed as an actor, singer and street performer Australia wide. She has performed the Japanese paper puppet show, “Urashima” at the Victorian Arts Centre for CHOOKAHS! Children’s Festival and as part of the International Puppet Carnival 2006

Claire Teisen

Contact Red Herring
ph: 0415 443 602
PO Box 299
Williamstown,  Vic 3016


Most of the wonderful photos on
 this site are by Catherine Acin
 the remainder are by Kim Windsor
Vic.  3016


The Kamishibai
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