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Mrs McGinty and The Bizarre Plant


Thu 16 Apr 2015, 10:30am–11:30am
Thu 16 Apr 2015, 1:00pm–2:00pm
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 10:30am–11:30am
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 1:00pm–2:00pm
Sat 18 Apr 2015, 10:30am–11:30am
Sat 18 Apr 2015, 1:00pm–1:00pm

Where: Bruce Mason Centre, Cnr Hurstmere Rd & The Promenade, Takapuna, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Little Monster PR

Music, lyrics and adaptation by Luke Di Somma
Based on the beloved children’s book written and illustrated by Gavin Bishop

Get the kids out of the house and into Mrs McGinty’s garden this April school holidays.

Mrs McGinty is known around the neighbourhood for being a grumpy old lady, but deep down she longs for friends. So when the kids next door get bored during their school holidays, Mrs McGinty is the perfect target to play pranks on – you will always get a rise out of her. They spend the summer shooting arrows in her cabbages, hiding rocks in her letterbox and coming up with new tricks to drive her crazy.

But all that is about to change when Mrs McGinty grows a plant in her garden that just keeps growing and growing. Overnight, Mrs McGinty goes from being known as cranky to the talk of the town.

Mrs McGinty and the Bizarre Plant was a finalist of NZ Children’s Book of the Year, 1982, and has gone on to be a New Zealand favourite for children 4 to 12 years old. The story is brought to life from the page to the stage with the use of fabulous sets, clever puppetry and great songs composed by Luke Di Somma (Chief Conductor of the Christchurch Youth Orchestra, Artistic Director Christchurch Pops Choir). The fantastic set features iconic New Zealand architecture such as a 1950s bungalow and the classic Edmond’s Sure to Rise factory sign.

Don’t miss this wonderful children’s story and visual feast at the Bruce Mason Centre for six shows only.

Come early and enjoy the treasure trail from 9.45am featuring the Imagination Playground, face painting and fun activities and crafts.

Mrs McGinty and the Bizarre Plant plays
Live at Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna
Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 April, 2015
Two shows daily, 10.30am and 1.00pm

Tickets: $15 per person*(service fees apply)
Booking Through Ticketmaster or 09 970 9700

Show duration: 60 minutes
Brought to you by Auckland Live

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