Mr Nancy is an action adventure about bravery and friendship. Three unlikely strangers must overcome their differences when they unite to outwit the terrible tiger-monster. Inspired by West African ‘Anansi’ folktales, and stories of the Norse god, Loki, Mr Nancy is a vibrant mix of myth, music and song. A dynamic and accessible introduction to live theatre for young audiences from Auckland’s premier theatre company.

  • Running Time: 35 minutes
  • Technical Requirements: A large clear performance space (a school hall or gymnasium)
  • Numbers: Suitable for a maximum of 250 pupils per performance, seated on the floor, in the round. Or up to 500 pupils in raked seating. (Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements)
  • Suitability: Most suitable for year levels 3 – 8
  • Education Pack: Available free of charge.


  • English, Level 1-4, Listening, Reading and Viewing: Purposes and Audiences (recognising that texts are constructed for different purposes); Ideas (understanding ideas within, across and beyond texts)
  • Social Science, Level 1-4: Understanding roles in society; the importance of culture and heritage
  • The Arts, Level 1-4, Drama – Communicating and Interpreting: Responding to elements of drama
  • Key Competencies: Thinking, Relating to Others


  • South Auckland: Monday 2 – Friday 6 November
  • West Auckland: Monday 9 – Friday 13 November
  • Rest of Auckland: Monday 16 – Friday 20 November


The perfect Term 4 treat for your school!

We have several pricing options; per show or per student – designed to suit all school budgets.

  • 1 SHOW          min. of 80 pupils per performance              $4 per pupil (minimum fee)
  • 2 SHOWS        min of 100 pupils per performance             $3 per pupil (minimum fee)
  • 3 SHOWS        min of 120 pupils per performance             $2.50 per pupil (minimum fee)

If you are a Decile 1 or 2 school in South or West Auckland you may be eligible for one of a limited number of free performances.

We have some great incentives if your school would like to act as a hub, hosting performances of Mr Nancy for other local schools in your area, contact us to find out more.

TO BOOK contact / 09 309 3395

TO DISCUSS THE SUITABILITY OF THIS PLAY contact: / 09 309 0390 x 267

View Auckland Theatre Company’s website