Stories with New Zealand’s favourite grandparents come to life on stage for the July school holidays.  

Auckland’s leading children’s theatre company, Tim Bray Productions presents Grandma McGarvey with Grandpa’s Slippers at the PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna from 29 June to 18 July.

Based on six of the Grandma McGarvey and Grandpa’s Slippers books by well-known New Zealand authors Jenney Hessell and Joy Watson, the hour-long show features original songs and music with a narration sung by performer Kyle Chuen, who played Peter in Auckland Theatre Company’s 2014 production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Originally staged by Tim Bray Productions in 2007, the cast for this season includes original cast member Julie Collis who will reprise her role as Grandma McGarvey, performer Tim Raby, known to Tim Bray Productions’ audiences as Santa’s double from the much-loved The Santa Claus Show, as Grandpa; Maryanne Rushton as Grandma and Katie Richards provides the music.

Grandma McGarvey with Grandpa’s Slippers is at The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna, Auckland from Monday 29 June to Saturday 18 July with a Gala Opening performance on Saturday 4 July at 5pm. Performance times from 29 June to 3 July are 10:30am and 1pm; and from Monday 6 July to Saturday 18 July there are two shows daily at 10:30am and 2pm (No shows on Sundays).

Children are encouraged to dress up as a grandmother or grandfather for the onstage Costume Parade. To book, phone (09) 489-8360 or online at www.timbrayproductions.org.nz

Grandma McGarvey with Grandpa’s Slippers, Tim Bray Productions, Pumphouse Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, June 26, 2015.
Grandma McGarvey with Grandpa’s Slippers, Tim Bray Productions, Pumphouse Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, June 26, 2015.

 

Photo by David Rowland / One-Image.com

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