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The Whale Rider


Sat 18 Mar 2017, 2:00pm–2:50pm

Where: Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Capital E

Age: 3-8years
Tim Bray Productions - New Zealand

By Witi Ihimaera. Adapted for the stage by Tim Bray.

Made famous by Niki Caro’s award-winning 2002 film, The Whale Rider tells the story of Kahu, a young Māori girl destined to become the leader of her tribe. No matter how hard she tries to show her worth, her grandfather won’t accept that a girl can take over his role as chief. However, things change when Kahu rescues the ancient whale beached in the Whangara Harbour.

Based on the children’s picture book, this production of The Whale Rider uses puppets to tell Kahu’s story.

“It’s a beautiful and gently told tale…bearing the company’s trademark stamp of ingenuity.” - Theatreview

The Whale Rider is a part of the Capital E National Arts Festival 2017.

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