A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories

By Margaret Mahy

Adapted for the stage by Tim Bray
Songs by Christine White

Created for Ages: 3-10
Show Run Time: 50 mins


10 April – 1 May 2021 The PumpHouse Theatre
4 – 8 May 2021 Te Oro
11 – 15 May 2021 Māngere Arts Centre
18-22 May 2021 Glen Eden Playhouse Theatre
25 – 29 May 2021 Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau



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“Mother, there is a big, roaring, yellow, whiskery lion in the meadow!”

 A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories brings to life Margaret Mahy’s timeless tales into a magical show that celebrates the wonderment of children’s imagination. Weaving through Mahy’s much loved stories A Lion in the Meadow, Leaf Magic and The Witch in the Cherry Tree, and her poems Magic and The Reluctant Hero, or Footprints in the Snow, we journey with a young boy on his spellbound adventures. Celebrating the places a youthful imagination can take us, the young boy’s mother misses the magic lost in the tasks of adulthood – a reminder to keep the fires of our imaginations burning.

Featuring a cast of memorable characters and a story brought to life with a live music soundtrack, this fun-filled escapade for the whole family will set imaginations soaring.

“If all the world of magic’s gone,
And witches do not sail the sea
In egg-shells halved, with broom-stick oars –
This world is not the place for me.”

Margaret Mahy, ONZ (1936-2012)


“In all this is a delightful show bringing audiences a quality theatrical experience from the genius of Mahy.”

Theatreview review 2016

By arrangement with Playmarket.org.nz
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