Tim Bray Productions – Auckland’s leading theatre for children – presents:
A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories by Margaret Mahy adapted for the stage by Tim Bray, songs by Christine White
“Mother, there is a big, roaring, yellow, whiskery lion in the meadow!”
Join in the fun as some of Margaret Mahy’s best-loved stories are woven together into one enjoyable and imaginative show. Magical Mahy comes to life on stage at Auckland’s PumpHouse Theatre these holidays.
Featuring Mahy’s stories A Lion in the Meadow, Leaf Magic and The Witch in the Cherry Tree, along with her poems, Magic and The Reluctant Hero, or Barefoot in the Snow.
“There just isn’t enough live theatre for kids and it is great to see children from all backgrounds taking in the show. Tim Bray’s shows are accessible for the deaf and blind community too. This production is a treat for the children who attend, and a reminder for their adult companions: the magic of childhood is fleeting.”– Kathleen Mantel review, Theatreview 2016
Starring Maxwell Apse that has just recently performed as Tim in Badjelly the Witch is again playing the boy David and Adam Burrell (Sun and Jim the Eagle and others in Badjelly, Koro in The Whale Rider and Elfie in The Santa Claus Show ’14) is the Lion. Elizabeth Tierney (Mum) and Lori Dungey (Witch / Fish and Chips) reprise their roles from the original 2011 production.
Nick Garrett, the talented musician who has also created the wonderful incidental music in all our shows this year, will also be playing Christine White’s original songs specially composed for the show.
- Term Time Season: Mon 19 – Fri 23 September – 10.30am / 1pm daily
- School Holiday Season: Sat 24 September – Sat 8 October – 10.30 am / 2 pm daily (no shows on Sundays)
- At the PumpHouse, Auckland
- BOOK NOW: www.timbrayproductions.org.nz or phone 489 83 60
- Costume Parades (School Holiday season only): Children – have some fun and come dressed as one of your favourite Margaret Mahy character – a lion, a witch, a boy with two shadows, Farmer McPhee
A LION IN THE MEADOW AND OTHER STORIES – ON TOUR
BE INTO WIN A FREE DOUBLE PASS TO A LION IN THE MEADOW AND OTHER STORIES BY MARGARET MAHY THAT IS TOURING NORTHLAND, HAMILTON AND TAURANGA THIS OCTOBER!
Exciting news! Thanks to funding from Foundation North and Creative New Zealand, the show that you are about to see today is going on a tour to Kaitaia, Kerikeri, Whangarei, Hamilton and Tauranga from 17th to 31st October. If your whanau, friends and workmates live in one of our touring locations, let them know that Tim Bray Productions is coming.
What’s more, they can WIN A FREE Double Pass to a show if they take part in a competition called Catch a Lion in your City!
The competition commences on Saturday 27th August and ends on Sunday 9th October 2016.
More details about how you can enter, prize details, terms and conditions as well as tips on how you can catch a Lion can be found at: