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The Great Piratical Rumbustification 2024 – Live On Stage

Ticket Information

  • Early Bird Discount Days – available before 9am Sat 20 April: $25.05 each ($22.00 + $3.05 fees)
  • Individual ticket (adult or child): $28.12 each ($25.00 + $3.12 fees)
  • Senior Citizen: $25.56 each ($22.50 + $3.06 fees)
  • Family Pass (4 tickets):: $25.56 each ($22.50 + $3.06 fees)
  • Additional Family Pass ticket (each): $25.56 each ($22.50 + $3.06 fees)
  • Access ticket for Disabled Patrons: $25.56 each ($22.50 + $3.06 fees)
  • Access ticket for Blind Patrons: $25.56 each ($22.50 + $3.06 fees)
  • Access ticket for Neurodivergent Patrons: $25.56 each ($22.50 + $3.06 fees)
  • Companion ticket (to support Access ticket Patrons): $25.56 each ($22.50 + $3.06 fees)
  • Schools or ECCs (Each): $14.86 each ($14.50 + $0.36 fees)
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  • Tue 7 May 2024, 10:30am–11:30am
  • Tue 7 May 2024, 1:00pm–2:00pm
  • Wed 8 May 2024, 10:30am–11:30am Audio Described performance
  • Wed 8 May 2024, 1:00pm–2:00pm
  • Thu 9 May 2024, 10:30am–11:30am Relaxed Performance

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The Great Piratical Rumbustification
by Margaret Mahy 
Adapted for the stage by Tim Bray
Songs by Christine White

Created for ages 3-10
Show run time: approx. 50-60 minutes, no interval

Hoist the Flag of Fun & Mayhem

Shiver me timbers! The pirates are restless, yearning for a grand piratical adventure. "Oh, for a pirate party!" they proclaim. But, as any good pirate knows, a proper pirate party must be a stolen one. So now, get ready to set sail into the high seas of imagination as Margaret Mahy's delightful tale, The Great Piratical Rumbustification comes to life in a swashbuckling stage performance by Tim Bray Theatre Company.

Join our young hero, Oliver Terrapin, as he opens up the doors of his oblivious parents’ home for a party – a party with real pirates! Mayhem ensues in this rollicking, rumbunctious rumpus of an escapade by Tim Bray Theatre Company that promises the most piratical fun you've had in years. Yo ho ho!

Review: “Perhaps (Tim) Bray's most noteworthy quality as an adapter/director of children's stories is his uncanny ability to find the essence of the works he adapts and to find ways to translate this to the stage. His work with Mahy's quirky creations is no exception.  It's been my pleasure to see many of (Tim) Bray's children's theatre works but I have to say The Great Piratical Rumbustification is quite simply his best effort yet and it's all down to harmony.” – Lexie Matheson, Theatreview

Audio Described:
Wed 8 May 10:30am + Touch Tour 9:30am (School Term performance)
Discounted tickets for Blind and disabled patrons.

Sensory Relaxed:
Thu 9 April 10:30am (Schools Only)
Discounted tickets for Neurodivergent patrons.

For Audio Described and Sensory Relaxed accessibility resources, head to

Gift a Seat™ You can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre through donating to Gift a Seat™. Through the Gift a Seat™ programme, Tim Bray Theatre Company offers free seats to children from schools that need support. We also offer free seats to specialist schools, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education and BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), as well as families from Make-A-Wish (NZ).

Tim Bray Theatre Company is Auckland’s leading theatre for children and was awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. This organisation is administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517).

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