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The Little Yellow Digger by Betty and Alan Gilderdale


Thu 9 Oct 2014, 2:00pm–3:00pm
Fri 10 Oct 2014, 10:30am–11:30am
Fri 10 Oct 2014, 2:00pm–3:00pm
Sat 11 Oct 2014, 10:30am–11:30am
Sat 11 Oct 2014, 2:00pm–3:00pm

Where: The PumpHouse Theatre, Killarney Park, Takapuna, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Gala Opening Performance: $30.00
  • All ages - A Reserve: $25.00
  • Senior Citizen - A Reserve: $22.00
  • All ages - B Reserve: $22.00
  • Family Pass (4 seats) A Reserve - extra seats $21 each: $88.00
  • Family Pass (4 seats) B Reserve - extra seats $19.75 each: $83.00
  • Early Bird Discount Days - Sat 27, Mon 29 and Tues 30 Sept: $19.50
  • Schools or ECCs 50 - 190 seats: $11.00
  • Schools or ECCs 20 - 49 seats: $12.50
  • Group 10+ A Reserve: $21.50
  • Group 10+ B Reserve: $19.50
  • Group 20+ A Reserve: $20.50
  • Group 20+ B Reserve: $18.50
  • Group 50+ A Reserve: $18.50
  • Additional fees may apply

Tim Bray Productions Auckland's leading theatre for children presents:

The Little Yellow DIgger by Betty and Alan Gilderdale adapted by Tim Bray.

Based on the children’s picture book The little yellow digger by by Betty and Alan Gilderdale, when little yellow digger gets stuck in the mud, a range of bigger diggers are sent to finish the job.

Full season: Monday 22 September - Saturday 11 October, 2014
Gala Performance: Sat 27 September
Educational Season: 22 September - 26 September
Public Season: 27 September – 11 October

Educational season: 22 Sept - 26 Sept
- Generous discounts and benefits for groups – Visit the
Educational Season page at
- Free Teachers' Resource Guide packed with cross-curricula activities to do before and after your visit to the show
- One free Teacher's ticket per 20 children
- Home school groups welcome.
- Enhance your class or school’s visit to the show with a Theatre Workshop. Now available with drama, literature and art activities, Q & A with Tim Bray and cast, and a backstage tour.
- Public also welcome at these Term Time shows
- Shows 10.30am & 1pm

School holidays: 27 September – 11 October
- Early bird discount days – Sat 27 Sept (not gala), Mon 29 Sept, Tue 30 Sept – tickets just $19.50 each
- Shows 10.30am & 2pm
Costume Parades (school holiday season only): Encourage your children to dress up as their favourite character from The Little Yellow Digger for the onstage Costume Parade at the start of each performance.

Theatre Workshops: We now offer fun and hands-on workshops for children at the theatre which are anchored around the performance. Half-day and full-day workshops available during school holidays. Example of activities include literature workshops, drama activities, backstage tours, Q & A’s with cast and director. Please contact the Tim Bray Productions’ office for more information and bookings.
Phone 09-486-2261

NZ Sign Language interpreted shows available – Thurs 25 Sept 1pm and Sat 27 Sept 5pm.

Gala Opening Performance: Saturday 27 Sept 5pm – Small post-show function with drinks and nibbles provided, giveaways for children, as well as lucky prize draws. A chance to meet the cast (out of costume/character) and crew after the show.

NB: All children require a ticket as part of the PumpHouse Theatre ticketing policy. Only babes in arms can be granted free entry.

There is a free car park next to the PumpHouse Theatre which is accessed down the driveway off Manurere Ave. If this is full, there is another free car park accessed via a driveway into Killarney Park opposite Takapuna Primary School and Auburn Street with an easy walk down the footpath to The PumpHouse Theatre.

-Betty Gilderdale & Tim Bray, photo by Alex Kim.
-actors: Laura Sanderson as 'Doug', Jared Kirkwood as 'Bob' and Jason Wu as 'Mr. Lacky', photos by David Rowland /

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