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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.

 

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The White Tree

By Peter Wilson

Narration Cathryn Robinson

Director Jacqueline Coats

Composer Liam Reid

Puppet Creator Sue Hill

Animation and Projection Jason Longstaff

Set Designer Tolis Papazoglou

 

New Zealand stories not to be forgotten for children and their families

 

The White Tree has been there as long as anyone can remember.  It is a place where creatures make their homes, the birds in nests hidden amongst the leaves, or in the hollows where the roots dive deep into the earth.  It is a place where children come to play and climb amidst its branches.

It is in this place that the White Tree remembers the story of the precious huia, the little yellow-eyed hoiho and the lumbering great green kakapo.  It remembers times of flood and times of fire. Stories of sadness, stories of hope.

But now the White Tree is in danger from the greatest threat of all.  Who can help save the White Tree?

The White Tree is a beautiful piece of theatre created by Little Dog Barking for the whole family.


Age group: Most suitable for children 6–12 years old

 

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