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Rainbows and Fishes
Created By Peter Wilson
Performed By Kenny King
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.
JULY 2021 CIRCA THEATRE
The White Tree
By Peter Wilson
Narration Cathryn Robinson
Composer Liam Reid
Puppet Creator Sue Hill
Set Designer Tolis Papazoglou
The Great White Tree was a place where children came to play, to climb amidst it’s branches, a place where creatures made their homes, the birds in nests hidden amongst the leaves, or in the hollows where the roots dived deep into the earth.
A place where people took a rest from long journeys. A place where the wind rustling in the leaves of the tree would tell it stories from distant places. It was in this place that the White Tree was able to remember the story of the Huia Family, the little yellow eyed penguins – Hoiho and the lumbering great green parrot – Kakapo. Stories of sadness and stories of hope.
These memories are precious and the Great White Tree is in danger. Who will remember.
The White Tree is a beautiful piece of theatre created by Little Dog Barking for the whole family.
Age group: Most suitable for children 3–11 years old
10 Jul – 25 Jul
Tues – Sat 10am and 11.30am and 6pm, Sun 4.30pm
$50 Family Pass
SCHOOL SEASON AT CIRCA 26 Jul - 6 Aug
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