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The Book of Everything

When:

Sat 12 Mar 2016, 7:00pm–9:00pm
Sun 13 Mar 2016, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Napier Municipal Theatre, 119 Tennyson St, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • A Reserve Adult: $49.00
  • A Reserve Child (18 yrs and under): $20.00
  • A Reserve Seniors & Unwaged: $42.00
  • B Reserve Adult: $39.00
  • B Reserve Child (18 yrs and under): $15.00
  • B Reserve Seniors & Unwaged: $32.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Elephant Publicity

Thomas sees things that others don’t — a plague of green frogs, a hailstorm in summer, tropical fish in the canals of Amsterdam. He’s keeping a diary, The Book of Everything, in which he records all that he sees. One day, he writes his greatest wish: “When I grow up, I’m going to be happy”.

It’s 1951, and to escape an unhappy household with a violent father, Thomas creates a magical world where anything is possible — odd encounters with Jesus, befriending the witch next door and falling in love for the very first time. Eventually he learns what it means to be brave.

Beautifully adapted from the novel by Guus Kuijer, The Book of Everything celebrates the limitless power of imagination and of the heart. Mothers, nephews, grandfathers, daughters, cousins, boyfriends, sisters, friends — this is theatre for anyone aged 10 — 110.

Cast includes: Amanda Billing, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Rima Te Wiata, Dan Musgrove and Stephen Lovatt

"I know, I’m raving. I don’t always, not by any means. But this one, I loved." - Simon Wilson, Metro Magazine

"It’s a show that intends to be everything for everyone and, astonishingly, it succeeds." - The Pantograph Punch

"I can’t recommend it enough, live theatre at its best!" - Audience Member