THE OWL AND THE PUSSY-CAT ON STAGE IN APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat …

The Owl and the Pussycat
Owl (Paul Glover) and Pussy-Cat (Anthea Hill) – Photo by David Rowland/One-image.com

Edward Lear’s well-known nonsense poem comes to life on stage in Auckland for the April school holidays.

Auckland’s leading children’s theatre company, Tim Bray Productions presents The Owl and the Pussy-Cat at the PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna from 12 April to 3 May.

Based on the Edward Lear poem and adapted for the stage by Tim Bray with original songs by Christine White, this production of The Owl and the Pussy-Cat marks a major landmark for Tim Bray Productions – the 70th professional production for the company in its 23 year history.

A favourite with children and their parents, the show has been reworked by director Amanda Rees and features Paul Glover as Owl, Anthea Hill as Pussy-Cat, Donogh Rees as Parrot and Turkey, Bryony Skillington as Piggy-wig and Parrot and Amber Cureen as Parrot and other characters.

Director Amanda Rees says she and Tim have worked to create a script and production to delight and intrigue older children. “The characters in this play are hugely funny, the story will surprise with its twists and turns and Christine White’s music is clever, at times ridiculously silly and very, very catchy.”

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat is the first show presented as part of Tim Bray Productions’ 2014 children’s theatre programme.

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear is at The PumpHouse, Takapuna, Auckland from Saturday 12 April to Saturday 3 May with a Gala Opening performance on Saturday 12 April.

Performance times:

  • 14-17 April 10.30am and 1pm
  • 19 April to 3 May Monday to Saturday 10.30am and 2pm
  • No shows on Friday 18 April (Good Friday), Monday 21 April (Easter Monday), Friday 25 April (Anzac Day)

Children are encouraged to dress up.

To book, phone (09) 489-8360 or online at www.timbrayproductions.org.nz

Owl & PussyCat Poster

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