Calendar of Events

For bookings contact Sarah on 021 042 1851 –


March – December 2017

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Stage adaptation by Peter Wilson & Kenny King Based on the book by Mem Fox Directed by Lyndee-Jane Rutherford Composer is Stephen Gallagher

A play that uses the magic of storytelling and puppetry.  A wonderful work for both children and adults.

A book that is so well loved by young children and now a magical stage play that deals so powerfully with childhood and age, with memory and with relationships.

Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge is just four years old, he lives next door to a rest home for old people. He knows all the residents very well but his favourite person is Miss Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper because she has four names, just like him.

Times:  9.30am & 11.30am – afternoon times neg
Venue:  Directly at your education centre or school
Age:  3 – 10  years old (up to and including Year 6)
Bookings:  contact Sarah 021 042 1851 or

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Paper Shaper


“Enchanting, poetic and moving theatre that is ideal for nourishing little minds… world-quality children’s theatre” – Jenny Wake, Theatreview.

A mischievous little man lives in a rubbish bin – a bin that doesn’t stink! In fact it blooms with flowers and butterflies, trees, caterpillars, dogs, boats and more…a whole world of lively creations made from paper rubbish!

When a long-faced but cheerful man visits the Paper Shaper’s park for a picnic, they become playmates and finally, friends.

This is a story straight from the realms of childhood imagination and curiosity, skillfully told with mask-work and puppetry.

Rich with emotion and humour, Paper Shaper is a welcome antidote to “big-brand” kids’ entertainment.

The little ones will absolutely love it.


 Little Kowhai Tree

Little Kowhai Tree is a magical story of how things grow. Seeds are planted, green shoots begin to appear and Little Kowhai Tree begins her journey of growing up.

Children in the audience meet Little Kowhai’s friends. Friends who help her grow such as Sun, Moon and Rain. Worm, who looks after the soil around Little Kowhai’s roots. Bee and Tui who work hard looking after Little Kowhai’s blossom, and Ruru, the Morepork, who guards Little Kowhai during the night.

The story is told and sung in both English and Te Reo Māori. Worm and Tui take the children on a wonderful journey to discover the colours, textures, sounds and creatures of Little Kowhai’s growing.

Full of music, sounds, song and action, Little Kowhai is a wonderful introduction to theatre for young children.   Little Kowhai is not only entertaining, it is also a great learning experience for young audiences.


2017 July School Holiday Performances

Little Kowhai Tree

Tuesday 11 July – Saturday 15 July 2017 at Capital E


Time:  10am
Venue:  Capital E, Queens Wharf, Wellington (map)
Age:  2 – 6 years old and their companions
Tickets:  $8 early bird (book before 30 June); $10 general admission
Bookings:  contact Capital E directly – here


Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Thursday 13 July 2017 at Te Marae, Te Papa

Time:  11:30am
Venue:  Te Marae, Level 4, Te Papa, Cable Street, Wellington (map)
Age:  2 – 10 years old and their companions
Tickets:  FREE – see Te Papa Website here
Bookings:  No bookings.

Paper Shaper

Sunday 16 July 2017 at Soundings Theatre, Te Papa

Time:  1030am & 1pm
Venue:  Soundings Theatre, Level 2, Te Papa, Cable Street, Wellington (map)
Age:  2 – 10 years old and their companions
Tickets:  FREE – see Te Papa Website here
Bookings:  No bookings.


Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Home & School Committee Fundraiser for Eastern Hutt School

Monday, 17th July at Eastern Hutt School, Lower Hutt

Time:  10am & 11.30am

Venue:  Eastern Hutt School Hall, Kings Cres, Lower Hutt (map)
Age:  2 – 10 years old and their companions
Tickets:  $10 per person (under 2’s free)
Bookings: or 021 042 1851


Please contact us for more information or bookings. Bookings essential.


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