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The Little Kowhai Tree


Fri 16 Dec 2016, 1:00pm–2:00pm

Where: Pahiatua Community Library, 167 Main St, Pahiatua, Tararua

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Little Dog Barking Theatre Company (Wellington) presents: The Little Kowhai Tree.

Provided by Eastern Central Community Trust, in conjunction with Tararua District Library, children and caregivers are warmly invited to attend a performance specifically aimed at Early Childhood and Lower Primary School aged groups.

The Little Kowhai Tree by Peter Wilson, directed by Jacqueline Coats & Music by Laughton Patrick, is a magical story of how things grow. Seeds are planted, green shoots begin to appear and Little Kowhai Tree begins her journey of growing up.

Children in the audience meet Little Kowhai’s friends. Friends who help her grow such as Sun, Moon and Rain. Worm, who looks after the soil around Little Kowhai’s roots. Bee and Tui who work hard looking after Little Kowhai’s blossom, and Ruru, the Morepork, who guards Little Kowhai during the night.

The story is told and sung in both English and Te Reo Māori. Worm and Tui take the children on a wonderful journey to discover the colours, textures, sounds and creatures of Little Kowhai’s growing.

Full of music, sounds, song and action, Little Kowhai is a wonderful introduction to theatre for young children, performed in the intimacy of your centre, classroom or school hall. Little Kowhai is not only entertaining, it is also a great learning experience for young audiences.