Badjelly the Witch

by Spike Milligan

Adapted for the stage by Tim Bray

Created for Ages: 5 – 10
Show Run Time: 60 mins (no interval)

2 – 30 July


A kiwi favourite, oozing with comedy 

Kiwi kids have grown up with the story of Tim and Rose’s madcap adventure through the great black forest and into Badjelly’s castle, and this July children of Auckland can experience the electric, cult classic stage show Badjelly The Witch live! From the loony world of Spike Milligan’s original tale, Tim Bray, QSM has created a Monty Pythonesque comedy that sets off in search of a beloved lost cow. A quest full of twists and turns, with memorable characters and sausage turning spells. This bustling stage show will delight children and parents alike in a one-hour stage extravaganza.

Covid-19 Peace of Mind

Purchase your tickets to ‘Badjelly the Witch’ with peace of mind. If you find you have to self-isolate because of Covid-19 on the day of your selected performance, then your tickets can be rescheduled to another show or be refunded.

In event of self-isolation, please contact the ticketing company – The PumpHouse Theatre by email to info@pumphouse.co.nz  or Eventfinda (for Māngere Arts Centre performances – Email : support@eventfinda.co.nz for refund requests ).

We’re doing our best to make sure ‘Badjelly the Witch’ can go ahead safely in 2022. All of our cast/crew and volunteers are vaccinated and we are following government health guidelines. Sadly, due to the current environment our cast will unable to do their usual meet and greet with the audience in the courtyard after the show. We apologise for any disappointment.


Audio Described + Touch Tour

The PumpHouse Theatre: Tue 5 July 1pm and Sat 23 July 1pm. Touch Tour 12pm

Māngere Arts Centre: Wed 27 July 10:30am, Touch Tour at 9:30am, and Sat 30 July 1pm, Touch Tour at 12pm

Sensory Relaxed

The PumpHouse Theatre:  Mon 18 July 10:30am. Pre-show introduction 10:15am

NZ Sign Language Interpreted

The PumpHouse Theatre: Sat 2 July 5pm and Sat 23 July 10:30am

Thurs 7 July 10:30am and 1pm + Interpreted Touch Tour – explore on stage 9:30am and 12pm 

Māngere Arts Centre: Sat 30 July 10:30 am


+ “Mixing a 70s style with a dash of Monty Python, the creatives have clearly had plenty of fun in creating this larger-than-life version of Badjelly The Witch.” 

Dione Joseph, Theatreview (2018) 

+ “It was the best day ever watching Badjelly the Witch. My favourite part was the white mouse crawling the string and chewing and his pants fell down!

Nigel, student 

+ “For many of our students it was a once in a lifetime experience going to watch Badjelly the Witch and they absolutely loved it. To see the joy on their faces watching this wonderful live show was special and something that all the teachers will hold dear to their hearts. 

West Harbour School 

+ The show was amazing and the costumes and set design fantastic. Our children were in suspense at the characters’ adventures and laughed out loud as the scenes lightened. 

Ruapotaka School 

We have venue specific discounted ticket pricing for Schools and Early Childhood Education providers. Pricing is listed under the link to the venues’ online booking platform, below. Invoicing is also an option – please refer to the Terms and Conditions provided.

Term 2: The Pumphouse Theatre, Takapuna

Pricing for The PumpHouse Theatre
School Promo – 1 free adult ticket per 10 children

School/Education Group 50+ tickets: $13 each

School/Education Group 20 – 49 tickets: $15.00 each

School/Education Group 10 – 19 tickets: $27.00 each

Terms and Conditions for Invoiced Bookings for The PumpHouse Theatre, click here.

Term 3: Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku, Māngere

Pricing for the Māngere Arts Centre
School or ECC groups of 20+ tickets: $11 each

Terms and Conditions for Invoiced Bookings for Māngere Arts Centre, click here

Our Gift a Seat scholarship programme offers students from low decile schools who would otherwise miss out on live theatre, the opportunity to attend our shows through FREE tickets. 

Gift a Seat™ applications for free tickets to Badjelly the Witch by Spike Milligan have now closed. Please click here to apply to our Gift a Seat™ programme for free seats to The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera and here to apply to our Gift a Seat™ programme for free seats to The Santa Claus Show ’22 by Tim Bray.

We also provide a comprehensive cross-curricular Teachers’ Resource Guide with pre and post show learning outcomes FREE of charge for all School and ECE bookings. Our Teachers Resource Guides are created to support further learning prior to and after your students attend one of our performances. TRG Sample

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