“Greedy Cat sat by the big fridge door. Meow! Meow! Meow! He wanted more.”

New Zealand’s most famous cat comes to life on stage in Auckland for the April school holidays.

Auckland’s leading children’s theatre company, Tim Bray Productions celebrates its 75th production since 1991 with Greedy Cat at the PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna from March 30 to April 18.

In creating the show, Tim Bray has based his script on all 10 of the Greedy Cat books by well-known New Zealand children’s author Joy Cowley, adding original songs and music for an entertaining hour-long show.

Originally staged by Tim Bray Productions in 2010, the cast for this season includes original cast members Pippiajna Tui Jane as Greedy Cat, Donogh Rees as Mum and Aunt Ann, and Phil Vaughan as Dad and other characters. Katie Burson joins the cast as Katie and Jason Smith is the musician.

Greedy Cat is the first show presented as part of Tim Bray Productions’ 2015 children’s theatre programme.

Greedy Cat is at The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna, Auckland from Saturday 28 March to Saturday 18 April with a Gala opening performance on Saturday 28 March at 5pm. Other performance times are: 30 March to 2 April, two shows daily at 10.30am and 1pm; and 4-18 April, two shows daily at 10.30am and 2pm (No shows Good Friday, Easter Monday and Sundays).

Children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite pussy-cat. To book, phone (09) 489-8360 or online at www.timbrayproductions.org.nz

Greedy Cat - Photo by David Rowland, One-Image.com
Greedy Cat – Photo by David Rowland, One-Image.com