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

“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)

Costume Parade: Dress up in character! We love to see imaginations running wild and encourage our young audience to dress up as their favourite Margaret Mahy character. We will take a moment to show off the costumes onstage with a parade at the start of the performance  Note: School holiday and Saturday shows only. 

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

Theatreview review 2016

We have discounted Education Season ticket packages with free teacher Tickets for Schools and Early Childhood Centres.

These packages can be booked at the following venues:

Term 1 :  The Pumphouse Theatre
Term 2 : Te Oro
                 Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku
                 Glen Eden Playhouse
                 Vodafone Events Centre

Our Gift a Seat™ scholarship programme offers students and low decile schools who would otherwise miss out on live theatre, the opportunity to attend our shows through FREE tickets. Apply here for your class to attend one our of shows in 2021.

We provide our Teachers Resource Guide FREE of charge to all School and Early Childhood Centre bookings. Our Teachers Resource Guide’s are created to support further learning before and after attending one of our performances.
Teachers Resource Guide sample.

By arrangement with Playmarket.org.nz
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