Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Stage adaptation by Peter Wilson and Kenny King

Directed by Lyndee-Jane Rutherford    |    Music composed by Stephen Gallagher

Performed by Kenny King  &  Fingal Pollock

Based on the book by Mem Fox    |    Original illustrations by Julie Vivas


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

Wilfrid 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.

Age group:  Most suitable for children 3–10 years

Duration: 45 minutes

“This was an amazing show, really held the children’s attention and we’ve had so much talk about memories, kindness and the amazing puppets. Many of the children couldn’t get over the size of them – as big as they themselves were. Warm regards and thanks once again” S Brunton, Feilding Kindergarten

“…we all here very much enjoyed the show, and the parents who came to view it with their children have all passed on how good they thought it was.   The puppets were just fabulous!” J Wild, Little Pipis Childcare Centre

“Oh and the show was amazing!!!  Children heard chatting away to parents as the went through the gate so it made an impact! Well done guys!!! Aroha nui” Jan, Sunshine Kindergarten

“….I came to see you play….  it was soooooo amazing, I was transfixed and the puppets were awesome, the puppeteers did a wonderful job and were so into it…..  I didn’t even notice them….. ” N Atkinson, Raglan

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