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Mrs Wishy-Washy


Thu 12 Oct 2017, 2:00pm–3:00pm
Fri 13 Oct 2017, 10:30am–11:30am
Fri 13 Oct 2017, 2:00pm–3:00pm
Sat 14 Oct 2017, 10:30am–11:30am
Sat 14 Oct 2017, 2:00pm–3:00pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • A+B Reserve - Early Bird Discount Days (30th September and 2nd October only): $19.50
  • A Reserve - Individual Adult Ticket: $25.00
  • A Reserve - Individual Child Ticket: $25.00
  • A Reserve - Senior Citizen: $22.00
  • B Reserve - Individual Adult Ticket: $22.00
  • B Reserve - Individual Child Ticket: $22.00
  • A Reserve - Family pass 4 seats (extras at $22 each): $88.00
  • B Reserve - Family Pass 4 seats (extras at $20.75 each): $83.00
  • A Reserve - Groups 10+: $21.50
  • B Reserve - Groups 10+: $19.50
  • A Reserve - Groups 20+: $20.50
  • B Reserve - Groups 20+: $18.50
  • A Reserve - Groups 50+: $18.50
  • Restricted Viewing - Early Bird Discount Days (30th September and 2nd October only): $17.50
  • Restricted Viewing: $19.50
  • Gala Opening: $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Tim Bray Productions – Auckland’s leading theatre for children – presents: Mrs Wishy-Washy

By Joy Cowley
Adapted for the stage By Tim Bray
Songs by Christine White

“Oh, lovely mud!” say Mrs Wishy-Washy’s farm animals Cow, Duck and Pig. As much as they revel in getting mucky, Mrs Wishy-Washy loves to get them clean. Join in the excitement as Joy Cowley’s much-loved characters spring to life out of the much-loved series of picture books.

“Bray’s decision to script the Mrs Wishy-Washy stories must have been a challenge but a challenge he has risen to with an expertise that is admirable. That he has been successful speaks volumes for his understanding of the genre and of the creative process itself.

Bray has sensibly chosen to create his work within a readily understood form: adult actors playing animals in wonderfully eccentric costumes, a larger than life female character played, in pantomime style, by a wonderfully jovial male and with a single, gender-neutral actor playing a number of linking characters who largely carry the tale… Mrs Wishy-Washy is more than just a comfortable hour long dalliance in the theatre. It is a fine addition to the children’s theatre repertoire and it does Joy Cowley proud on every level." – Review, Lexie Matheson, Theatreview (September 2013 production)

Term Time Season: Monday 25 – Friday 29 September

10:30 am and 1 pm daily (shows approx. 55 min hour long)

- Generous discounts and benefits for groups
- Free Teachers’ Resource Guide packed with cross-curricula activities to do before and after your visit to the show
- 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 discounts do not apply to public bookings.
- Educational groups for more info and bookings click here or email to
(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).
- Kindergartens & Early Education Groups special rate of $12 per ticket for group of 50+ and $13.50 for group of 20-49. (Adult and child price is the same).
- Free Teachers’ Resource Guide available for Educational groups.

School Holidays: Saturday 30 September – Saturday 14 October

10:30 am and 2 pm daily (No shows on Sundays)

- Early Bird discount days – 30th September and 2nd October

Costume Parades (School Holiday season only): Children – have some fun and come dressed as one of your favourite Mrs Wishy-Washy character – <…>

Book online or phone 09-489-8360 to book.

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

Gala Opening Performance: Saturday 23 September
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.

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