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The Owl and The Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear

When:

Thu 1 May 2014, 2:00pm–3:00pm
Fri 2 May 2014, 10:30am–11:30am
Fri 2 May 2014, 2:00pm–3:00pm
Sat 3 May 2014, 10:30am–11:30am
Sat 3 May 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 19 April and Tues 22 April: $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 Owl and The Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear
Adapted by Tim Bray
Directed by Amanda Rees
Songs by Christine White.

"The Owl and the Pussy Cat breaks the mould on what is often an assumption that Children's Theatre is for children, often fun for the younger generations with adults purely there as chaperones. The Tim Bray production of The Owl and the Pussy Cat is a colourful delight for both children and adults." - Theatreview, April 14, 2014

Based on the Edward Lear poem and adapted for the stage by Tim Bray with original songs by Christine White, this production of The Owl and the Pussy-Cat marks a major landmark for Tim Bray Productions – the 70th professional production for the company in its 23 year history.

A favourite with children and their parents, the show has been reworked by director Amanda Rees and features Paul Glover as Owl, Anthea Hill as Pussy-Cat, Donogh Rees as Parrot and Turkey, Bryony Skillington as Piggy-wig and Parrot and Amber Cureen as Parrot and other characters.

Director Amanda Rees says she and Tim have worked to create a script and production to delight and intrigue older children. “The characters in this play are hugely funny, the story will surprise with its twists and turns and Christine White’s music is clever, at times ridiculously silly and very, very catchy.”

Full season: Saturday 12 April - Saturday 3 May, 2014
Gala Performance: 12 April
Educational Season: 14 - 17 April
Public Season: 19 April - 3 May

Educational Season: 14 – 17 April (no shows Good Friday-18/4)
- Generous discounts and benefits for groups – Visit the
Educational Season page at www.timbrayproductions.co.nz
- 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: 19 April – 3 May (no shows Sundays, Easter Monday or ANZAC Day)
- Early bird discount days – 19 and 22 April – all 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 Owl and The Pussy-Cat for the onstage Costume Parade at the start of each performance.

Theatre Workshops: We 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
Email: info@tbp.org.nz

NZ Sign Language interpreted shows available - See website for dates

Gala Opening Performance: Saturday 12 April 5pm – Small post-show function with drinks and nibbles provided, giveaways for children and lucky prize draws. A chance to meet the cast (out of costume/character) 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.

Parking:
There is a free carpark 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.

Photo Credits:
Owl - Paul Glover
Pussy-Cat - Anthea Hill
Turkey/Parrot/Other Characters - Donogh Rees
Piggy-Wig/Parrot/Lamb/Other characters - Bryony Skillington
Parrot/Lamb/Other characters - Bryony Skillington - Amber Cureen
Photos by Dean Carruthers

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