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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 

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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