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Grandma McGarvey with Grandpa's Slippers


Thu 16 Jul 2015, 2:00pm–3:00pm
Fri 17 Jul 2015, 10:30am–11:30am
Fri 17 Jul 2015, 2:00pm–3:00pm
Sat 18 Jul 2015, 10:30am–11:30am
Sat 18 Jul 2015, 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 Citizens - A Reserve: $22.00
  • All ages - B Reserve: $22.00
  • Family Pass (4 seats) A Reserve - extra seats $22.00 each: $88.00
  • Family Pass (4 seats) B Reserve - extra seats $20.75 each: $83.00
  • 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
  • Early Bird Special Discount - 4 & 7 July shows only: $19.50
  • Additional fees may apply

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

Grandma McGarvey with Grandpa’s Slippers
by Jenny Hessell / by Joy Watson
adapted by Tim Bray
songs by Christine White

Bookings phone 09-489-8360 or via our website

A celebration of grandparents with two favourite New Zealand stories coming to life on stage in the one show.

The charming story of Grandpa’s Slippers. Grandma thinks Grandpa’s old and tatty slippers should be thrown out. But Grandpa has other ideas.

Staged with Grandma McGarvey who is the quirky and fun-filled grandmother who leads an adventurous and wacky life. Is your grandmother like Grandma McGarvey? Come and find out…

“Adapted by producer/director Tim Bray, two idiosyncratic children's literary icons come to life in a series of alternating stories, in which Grandma McGarvey, from the books by Jenny Hessel, embarks on her wacky adventures, including springboard diving, treasure hunting and bungee jumping, while Joy Watson's Grandpa obsesses not only about his slippers but also his cardie and a long lost pair of shorts.” Review – Sian Robertson, Theatreview

Full Season: Monday 29 June – 18 July, 2015
Gala Performance: Sat 4 July 5pm
Educational (Term Time) Season: 29 – 3 July
Public (School Holidays) Season: 4 – 18 July

Educational Season: 29 June – 3 July
- Generous discounts and benefits for groups – Visit the
Educational Season page at our website.
- 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 (diary permitting) and cast, and a backstage tour.
- Public also welcome at these Term Time shows

Educational Bookings:
Book By Email
Book online via our website
(NB: A PumpHouse Theatre $5 booking fee applies for online purchases. A $20 booking fee applies for all bookings where payment by invoice is required.)

School Holidays: 4 July – 18 July
- Early Bird discount days – 4 and 6 July – all tickets just $19.50 each
Costume Parades (School Holiday season only): Have some fun and come dressed as a grandmother of grandfather!

Gala Opening Performance: Sat 4 July 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.

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 – Saturday, 11th and 18th July at 10.30am

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

Grandpa: Sydney Jackson
Grandma: Janet Booth
City Missioner: Judy Rankin
Singer / Narrator: Debbie Penney
Grandma McGarvey: Julie Collis
Fireman: Sam Berkley
Shopkeepers / Neighbours: Sam Berkley / Judy Rankin

2007 TBP Production / Photos by David Kerr Photography / Tim Bray

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