The Magic Faraway Tree

By Enid Blyton
Adapted for the stage by Tim Bray, songs by Christine White  

Created for Ages: 3 – 8
Show Run Time: approx 50-60 mins (no interval)

24 June – 15 July, 2023

The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna only


Tall tales from an enchanted wood.

Don’t miss this fabulous, fantastical story by one of the world’s best-selling authors, Enid Blyton, adapted for the stage by Tim Bray. Jo, Beth and Frannie move to the country and discover an ginormous tree in the midst of an enchanted wood. Things get really strange when they climb it and discover magical people living there, like Silky, Moon-Face and the Saucepan Man.

At the very top, a ladder leads them to magical lands which are sometimes nice (like the Land of Birthdays and the Land of Take-What-You-Want), but sometimes not-so-nice (like the Land of Tempers and the Land of Dame Slap). Along the way, the children have some thrilling adventures! Based on four books in The Enchanted Wood series, this wonderful show will enchant you from the first minute to the last.


Book your tickets:


The Magic Faraway Tree 

– Accessible performances 

Companion tickets and Discounts available for: $25.00 

Deaf patrons at NZSL interpreted performances: $25.00 

Blind patrons at Audio Described performances: $25.00 

Neurodivergent patrons at Sensory Relaxed performances: $25.00 

Disabled patrons at all performances: $25.00 


Audio Described + Touch Tour 

The PumpHouse Theatre: Tue 27 June 1pm + Touch Tour at 12 noon 

and Sat 15 July 1pm + Touch Tour at 12 noon 


Sensory Relaxed 

The PumpHouse Theatre:  Thu 29 June 10.30am (schools only) and Mon 10 July 10:30am. Pre-show introduction at 10:15am 


NZ Sign Language Interpreted 

The PumpHouse Theatre: Sat 24 June 5pm, *Wed 28 June at 10:30am  

and Sat 15 July 10:30am 

*+ Deaf Touch Tour after show – schools only 

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Term 2, 2023 – Takapuna Only 

We have a discounted ticket price of $13 per person for Schools and Early Childhood Education providers for all School Term performances (Mon-Fri, 10.30am and 1pm). Select the venue below to book tickets or email education@timbray.org.nz.

For our Audio Described, Sensory Relaxed & NZSL Interpreted performance information, please refer to Accessible Performances.

Term 2: Monday 26 to Friday 30 June

The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna

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


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) and Make-A-Wish (NZ) the opportunity to attend our shows with FREE tickets. Please click here  to apply to our Gift a Seat™ programme for free seats to The Magic Faraway Tree. 

We also provide a comprehensive cross-curricular Teachers’ Resource Guide packed full of 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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