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Mrs Wishy-Washy

By Joy Cowley

Adapted for the stage by Tim Bray
Songs by Christine White

21 Sept – 18 Oct 2024

Created for Ages: 3 – 8

Show Run Time: 60 mins (no interval)

Auckland Regional Tour

Scrub-a-Dub with Mrs Wishy-Washy

“Oh, lovely mud!” exclaim Mrs Wishy-Washy’s farm animals Cow, Duck, and Pig. These beloved characters from Joy Cowley’s series of picture books are about to come to life in a hilarious stage performance by Tim Bray Theatre Company. While the animals just love getting mucky, Mrs Wishy-Washy is determined to keep them spotless for the Big Farm Fair.

In this funny farmyard adventure, audiences will be treated to comical chaos as Mrs Wishy-Washy attempts to give her muddy animal buddies a good scrub.

This tale teaches valuable lessons about determination, friendship and the consequences of one’s actions, while offering plenty of opportunities to enjoy some good, clean, laugh-out loud fun.

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Accessible Performances of Mrs Wishy-Washy

Tickets from $28 with options available for:

  • Deaf patrons at NZSL interpreted performances
  • Blind patrons at Audio Described performances
  • Neurodivergent patrons at Sensory Relaxed performances
  • Disabled patrons at all performances
  • Companion ticket discounts

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Audio Described + Touch Tour

The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna:

Sensory Relaxed

The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna:

Due Drop Events Centre, Manukau: 

NZ Sign Language Interpreted

The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna:

Due Drop Events Centre, Manukau

* + Deaf Stage Experience after show

“Mrs Wishy-Washy is more than just a comfortable hour-long dalliance in the theatre. It is a fine addition to children’s theatre repertoire and it does Joy Cowley proud on every level.

It’s well worth a visit, but get in quick because it’s bound to sell out.”

– Lexie Matheson, Theatreview

Terms 3 and 4, 2024  – Auckland Regional Tour

Schools, Early Childhood Education providers and Home School Groups enjoy a discounted ticket price of $14.50 per person or School Term performances, across all venues. A minimum booking of 15 people is required to access this discounted rate.

We also offer Audio Described, Sensory Relaxed & NZSL Interpreted Accessible Performances.

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Select your preferred venue below or email education@timbray.org.nz.

Term 3, 2024
Term 4, 2024
Terms and Conditions

Read the Terms and Conditions for invoiced bookings for all venues.

Gift a Seat™ Outreach Programme

Our Gift a Seat™ outreach programme offers students from schools that apply to the programme, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ), specialist schools and Make-A-Wish (NZ) families, the opportunity to attend our shows at no cost. Tickets are generously funded by individuals who attend our shows, or are regular donors, and organisations and trusts that support Gift a Seat™ through funding grants.

Application form for Gift a Seat™ tickets to Mrs Wishy-Washy.

Teacher Resources

We provide a comprehensive cross-curricular Teachers’ Resource Guide (TRG) free of charge for all School Term bookings.

These Guides are packed full of activities and show learning outcomes to support further learning before and after your students attend our performance.

Here is a sample of our Teachers Resource Guide  from our show of Roald Dahl’s The Twits.

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