June 30 – 14 July 2012  IVY Saviour of the dinosaur

Capital E National Theatre for Children presents:

IVY – Saviour of the Dinosaur!

‘Buckle up and hold on tight; let’s get started on our dinosaur tour!’

From her hideaway in a museum basement comes Ivy, a cleaning lady with a difference. Her humble set of wheels may look like a cleaning cart, but just wait and see where – and when! – that time-travelling trolley is about to take you.

Join our heroine of hygiene as she takes you on a whirlwind trip through history. From a clash with Cleopatra to schmoozing with Shakespeare, and even a detour to the moon – our quirky queen of clean lets nothing distract her from her mission to save the dinosaurs from certain extinction.

Ivy sprung from a range of different experiences,” says writer and performer Jennifer Martin. “Growing up with two scientists for parents meant that I was often surrounded by eccentric academics – some of which were great inspirations for Ivy and her world. Also, blessed with a powerful imagination and a fascination with fantasy, I was drawn to dinosaurs. They’re such an intriguing part of history though they feel otherworldly and the same is true with many other figures and events in history.”

With a cinematic score from Gareth Farr, Ivy will warm the hearts and spark the imaginations of children of all ages – perfect July school holiday fun.

  • When:  Sat 30 June 2pm, Mon 2 – Sat 14 July 10am & 11.30am (no show Sun)
  • Duration: 55 minutes
  • Venue:  Capital E McKenzie Theatre, Civic Sqaure, Wellington
  • Price: $12 per person. $44 for a group of four. $10 per person for groups of 10 or more. Under two free.
  • Bookings: 04 913 3740 or www.capitale.org.nz

Photos by Stephen A’Court

View the poster: Ivy Poster