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Plant a Seed
By Peter Wilson
Directed By Jacqueline Coats
Performed By Kenny King and Laurel Mitchell
Puppets By Sue Hill
Te Reo Specialist Lawrence Wharerau
Artwork By Hayley Collett
Plant A Seed is a magical story of how things grow. Fresh from her flight, carried by the wind, a seed is discovered and planted.
Watered by Te Ua and kept warm by Te Ra, her green shoots sprout from the ground. And so, a little Kowhai tree begins the exciting journey of growing up.
Along the way, we meet Kowhai’s friends - Worm, who looks after the soil around her roots; Tui, who feeds from her golden blossoms; and Ruru, who guards her seedpods during the night.
Told in both English and Te Reo, this story of Kowhai’s life explores the colours, textures, and sounds of the world that can be discovered in our own back garden. Full of music, sounds, song, and action, Plant A Seed is a wonderful introduction to theatre for young
children, performed in the intimacy of your own centre, classroom, or school hall.
Show run time 35 minutes
Touring Wellington Region Term 4 and Term 1 2022
Original Title Little Kowhai Tree
Rainbows and Fishes
Created By Peter Wilson
Performed By Kenny King or Manuel Solomon
Directed by Peter Wilson & Lyndee Jane Rutherford
Home to a happy group of people was a small island in the Pacific Ocean.
Why were they so happy?
They had everything they needed. They grew vegetables and fruit to eat, they caught fish. They played games with each other and told stories, stories of old and stories of new. Sometimes they sang those stories.
They saw all colours that made up their world, the colour of the sand, the hills, the sea, the rocks. They gave the colours names like Yellow, Kowhai, Samasama. They told stories and sang songs about the fish in the sea. The big fish, the small fish and especially the Rainbow fish. The Rainbow fish had all the colours of the world.
There was one song they sang, of a time when the Rainbow Fish lost its colours, a time when the other fish in the sea had no colours, a time when the wind created great mischief to the people of the island and the fish in the sea.
RAINBOWS AND FISHES is a new theatre piece performed in your school hall or early education centre. The theatre brings its own props and puppets to weave this colourful story about Rainbows and Fishes. English, Te Reo and Samoan are freely used throughout the performance.
Touring Auckland Term 1 2022