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A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage 2021-05-18 10:30:00 2021-05-18 11:30:00 Pacific/Auckland A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage: Tue 18 May 2021 10:30 AM, Cost: $10-$29 Bookings: timbray.org.nz/whats-on, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/a-lion-in-the-meadow-and-other-stories-live-on-stage/ A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories By Margaret Mahy Adapted for stage by Tim Bray Songs by Christine White Created for children ages 3-10 Show is approximately 50 minutes Accessible performances available: NZ Sign Language Interpreted Audio Described Sensory Relaxed Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage. “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 in 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). Gift a Seat™: When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre. Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517) Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. Tuesday 18 May 2021, 10.30am – Tuesday 18 May 2021, 11.30am

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage 2021-05-18 13:00:00 2021-05-18 14:00:00 Pacific/Auckland A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage: Tue 18 May 2021 13:00 PM, Cost: $10-$29 Bookings: timbray.org.nz/whats-on, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/a-lion-in-the-meadow-and-other-stories-live-on-stage/ A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories By Margaret Mahy Adapted for stage by Tim Bray Songs by Christine White Created for children ages 3-10 Show is approximately 50 minutes Accessible performances available: NZ Sign Language Interpreted Audio Described Sensory Relaxed Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage. “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 in 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). Gift a Seat™: When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre. Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517) Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. Tuesday 18 May 2021, 1.00pm – Tuesday 18 May 2021, 2.00pm

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage 2021-05-19 10:30:00 2021-05-19 11:30:00 Pacific/Auckland A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage: Wed 19 May 2021 10:30 AM, Cost: $10-$29 Bookings: timbray.org.nz/whats-on, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/a-lion-in-the-meadow-and-other-stories-live-on-stage/ A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories By Margaret Mahy Adapted for stage by Tim Bray Songs by Christine White Created for children ages 3-10 Show is approximately 50 minutes Accessible performances available: NZ Sign Language Interpreted Audio Described Sensory Relaxed Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage. “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 in 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). Gift a Seat™: When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre. Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517) Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. Wednesday 19 May 2021, 10.30am – Wednesday 19 May 2021, 11.30am

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage 2021-05-19 13:00:00 2021-05-19 14:00:00 Pacific/Auckland A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage: Wed 19 May 2021 13:00 PM, Cost: $10-$29 Bookings: timbray.org.nz/whats-on, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/a-lion-in-the-meadow-and-other-stories-live-on-stage/ A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories By Margaret Mahy Adapted for stage by Tim Bray Songs by Christine White Created for children ages 3-10 Show is approximately 50 minutes Accessible performances available: NZ Sign Language Interpreted Audio Described Sensory Relaxed Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage. “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 in 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). Gift a Seat™: When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre. Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517) Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. Wednesday 19 May 2021, 1.00pm – Wednesday 19 May 2021, 2.00pm

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage 2021-05-20 10:30:00 2021-05-20 11:30:00 Pacific/Auckland A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage: Thu 20 May 2021 10:30 AM, Cost: $10-$29 Bookings: timbray.org.nz/whats-on, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/a-lion-in-the-meadow-and-other-stories-live-on-stage/ A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories By Margaret Mahy Adapted for stage by Tim Bray Songs by Christine White Created for children ages 3-10 Show is approximately 50 minutes Accessible performances available: NZ Sign Language Interpreted Audio Described Sensory Relaxed Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage. “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 in 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). Gift a Seat™: When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre. Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517) Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. Thursday 20 May 2021, 10.30am – Thursday 20 May 2021, 11.30am

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage 2021-05-20 13:00:00 2021-05-20 14:00:00 Pacific/Auckland A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage: Thu 20 May 2021 13:00 PM, Cost: $10-$29 Bookings: timbray.org.nz/whats-on, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/a-lion-in-the-meadow-and-other-stories-live-on-stage/ A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories By Margaret Mahy Adapted for stage by Tim Bray Songs by Christine White Created for children ages 3-10 Show is approximately 50 minutes Accessible performances available: NZ Sign Language Interpreted Audio Described Sensory Relaxed Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage. “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 in 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). Gift a Seat™: When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre. Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517) Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. Thursday 20 May 2021, 1.00pm – Thursday 20 May 2021, 2.00pm

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage 2021-05-21 10:30:00 2021-05-21 11:30:00 Pacific/Auckland A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage: Fri 21 May 2021 10:30 AM, Cost: $10-$29 Bookings: timbray.org.nz/whats-on, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/a-lion-in-the-meadow-and-other-stories-live-on-stage/ A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories By Margaret Mahy Adapted for stage by Tim Bray Songs by Christine White Created for children ages 3-10 Show is approximately 50 minutes Accessible performances available: NZ Sign Language Interpreted Audio Described Sensory Relaxed Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage. “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 in 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). Gift a Seat™: When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre. Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517) Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. Friday 21 May 2021, 10.30am – Friday 21 May 2021, 11.30am

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage 2021-05-21 13:00:00 2021-05-21 14:00:00 Pacific/Auckland A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage: Fri 21 May 2021 13:00 PM, Cost: $10-$29 Bookings: timbray.org.nz/whats-on, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/a-lion-in-the-meadow-and-other-stories-live-on-stage/ A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories By Margaret Mahy Adapted for stage by Tim Bray Songs by Christine White Created for children ages 3-10 Show is approximately 50 minutes Accessible performances available: NZ Sign Language Interpreted Audio Described Sensory Relaxed Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage. “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 in 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). Gift a Seat™: When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre. Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517) Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. Friday 21 May 2021, 1.00pm – Friday 21 May 2021, 2.00pm

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage 2021-05-22 10:30:00 2021-05-22 11:30:00 Pacific/Auckland A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage: Sat 22 May 2021 10:30 AM, Cost: $10-$29 Bookings: timbray.org.nz/whats-on, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/a-lion-in-the-meadow-and-other-stories-live-on-stage/ A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories By Margaret Mahy Adapted for stage by Tim Bray Songs by Christine White Created for children ages 3-10 Show is approximately 50 minutes Accessible performances available: NZ Sign Language Interpreted Audio Described Sensory Relaxed Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage. “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 in 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). Gift a Seat™: When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre. Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517) Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. Saturday 22 May 2021, 10.30am – Saturday 22 May 2021, 11.30am

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage 2021-05-22 13:00:00 2021-05-22 14:00:00 Pacific/Auckland A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage: Sat 22 May 2021 13:00 PM, Cost: $10-$29 Bookings: timbray.org.nz/whats-on, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/a-lion-in-the-meadow-and-other-stories-live-on-stage/ A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories By Margaret Mahy Adapted for stage by Tim Bray Songs by Christine White Created for children ages 3-10 Show is approximately 50 minutes Accessible performances available: NZ Sign Language Interpreted Audio Described Sensory Relaxed Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage. “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 in 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). Gift a Seat™: When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre. Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517) Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. Saturday 22 May 2021, 1.00pm – Saturday 22 May 2021, 2.00pm

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage 2021-05-25 10:30:00 2021-05-25 11:30:00 Pacific/Auckland A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage: Tue 25 May 2021 10:30 AM, Cost: $10-$29 Bookings: timbray.org.nz/whats-on, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/a-lion-in-the-meadow-and-other-stories-live-on-stage/ A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories By Margaret Mahy Adapted for stage by Tim Bray Songs by Christine White Created for children ages 3-10 Show is approximately 50 minutes Accessible performances available: NZ Sign Language Interpreted Audio Described Sensory Relaxed Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage. “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 in 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). Gift a Seat™: When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre. Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517) Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. Tuesday 25 May 2021, 10.30am – Tuesday 25 May 2021, 11.30am

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage 2021-05-25 13:00:00 2021-05-25 14:00:00 Pacific/Auckland A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage: Tue 25 May 2021 13:00 PM, Cost: $10-$29 Bookings: timbray.org.nz/whats-on, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/a-lion-in-the-meadow-and-other-stories-live-on-stage/ A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories By Margaret Mahy Adapted for stage by Tim Bray Songs by Christine White Created for children ages 3-10 Show is approximately 50 minutes Accessible performances available: NZ Sign Language Interpreted Audio Described Sensory Relaxed Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage. “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 in 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). Gift a Seat™: When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre. Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517) Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. Tuesday 25 May 2021, 1.00pm – Tuesday 25 May 2021, 2.00pm

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage 2021-05-26 10:30:00 2021-05-26 11:30:00 Pacific/Auckland A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage: Wed 26 May 2021 10:30 AM, Cost: $10-$29 Bookings: timbray.org.nz/whats-on, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/a-lion-in-the-meadow-and-other-stories-live-on-stage/ A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories By Margaret Mahy Adapted for stage by Tim Bray Songs by Christine White Created for children ages 3-10 Show is approximately 50 minutes Accessible performances available: NZ Sign Language Interpreted Audio Described Sensory Relaxed Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage. “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 in 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). Gift a Seat™: When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre. Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517) Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. Wednesday 26 May 2021, 10.30am – Wednesday 26 May 2021, 11.30am

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage 2021-05-26 13:00:00 2021-05-26 14:00:00 Pacific/Auckland A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage: Wed 26 May 2021 13:00 PM, Cost: $10-$29 Bookings: timbray.org.nz/whats-on, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/a-lion-in-the-meadow-and-other-stories-live-on-stage/ A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories By Margaret Mahy Adapted for stage by Tim Bray Songs by Christine White Created for children ages 3-10 Show is approximately 50 minutes Accessible performances available: NZ Sign Language Interpreted Audio Described Sensory Relaxed Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage. “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 in 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). Gift a Seat™: When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre. Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517) Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. Wednesday 26 May 2021, 1.00pm – Wednesday 26 May 2021, 2.00pm

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage 2021-05-27 10:30:00 2021-05-27 11:30:00 Pacific/Auckland A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage: Thu 27 May 2021 10:30 AM, Cost: $10-$29 Bookings: timbray.org.nz/whats-on, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/a-lion-in-the-meadow-and-other-stories-live-on-stage/ A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories By Margaret Mahy Adapted for stage by Tim Bray Songs by Christine White Created for children ages 3-10 Show is approximately 50 minutes Accessible performances available: NZ Sign Language Interpreted Audio Described Sensory Relaxed Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage. “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 in 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). Gift a Seat™: When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre. Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517) Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. Thursday 27 May 2021, 10.30am – Thursday 27 May 2021, 11.30am

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage 2021-05-27 13:00:00 2021-05-27 14:00:00 Pacific/Auckland A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage: Thu 27 May 2021 13:00 PM, Cost: $10-$29 Bookings: timbray.org.nz/whats-on, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/a-lion-in-the-meadow-and-other-stories-live-on-stage/ A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories By Margaret Mahy Adapted for stage by Tim Bray Songs by Christine White Created for children ages 3-10 Show is approximately 50 minutes Accessible performances available: NZ Sign Language Interpreted Audio Described Sensory Relaxed Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage. “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 in 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). Gift a Seat™: When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre. Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517) Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. Thursday 27 May 2021, 1.00pm – Thursday 27 May 2021, 2.00pm

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage 2021-05-28 10:30:00 2021-05-28 11:30:00 Pacific/Auckland A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage: Fri 28 May 2021 10:30 AM, Cost: $10-$29 Bookings: timbray.org.nz/whats-on, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/a-lion-in-the-meadow-and-other-stories-live-on-stage/ A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories By Margaret Mahy Adapted for stage by Tim Bray Songs by Christine White Created for children ages 3-10 Show is approximately 50 minutes Accessible performances available: NZ Sign Language Interpreted Audio Described Sensory Relaxed Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage. “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 in 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). Gift a Seat™: When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre. Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517) Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. Friday 28 May 2021, 10.30am – Friday 28 May 2021, 11.30am

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage 2021-05-28 13:00:00 2021-05-28 14:00:00 Pacific/Auckland A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage: Fri 28 May 2021 13:00 PM, Cost: $10-$29 Bookings: timbray.org.nz/whats-on, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/a-lion-in-the-meadow-and-other-stories-live-on-stage/ A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories By Margaret Mahy Adapted for stage by Tim Bray Songs by Christine White Created for children ages 3-10 Show is approximately 50 minutes Accessible performances available: NZ Sign Language Interpreted Audio Described Sensory Relaxed Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage. “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 in 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). Gift a Seat™: When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre. Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517) Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. Friday 28 May 2021, 1.00pm – Friday 28 May 2021, 2.00pm

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage 2021-05-29 10:30:00 2021-05-29 11:30:00 Pacific/Auckland A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage: Sat 29 May 2021 10:30 AM, Cost: $10-$29 Bookings: timbray.org.nz/whats-on, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/a-lion-in-the-meadow-and-other-stories-live-on-stage/ A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories By Margaret Mahy Adapted for stage by Tim Bray Songs by Christine White Created for children ages 3-10 Show is approximately 50 minutes Accessible performances available: NZ Sign Language Interpreted Audio Described Sensory Relaxed Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage. “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 in 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). Gift a Seat™: When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre. Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517) Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. Saturday 29 May 2021, 10.30am – Saturday 29 May 2021, 11.30am

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage 2021-05-29 13:00:00 2021-05-29 14:00:00 Pacific/Auckland A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage: Sat 29 May 2021 13:00 PM, Cost: $10-$29 Bookings: timbray.org.nz/whats-on, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/a-lion-in-the-meadow-and-other-stories-live-on-stage/ A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories By Margaret Mahy Adapted for stage by Tim Bray Songs by Christine White Created for children ages 3-10 Show is approximately 50 minutes Accessible performances available: NZ Sign Language Interpreted Audio Described Sensory Relaxed Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage. “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 in 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). Gift a Seat™: When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre. Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517) Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. Saturday 29 May 2021, 1.00pm – Saturday 29 May 2021, 2.00pm

Shows are Tue-Sat 10.30am & 1pm 

  • 18-22 May: Glen Eden Playhouse, 15 Glendale Road, Glen Eden
  • 25-29 May: BNZ Theatre, Vodafone Events Centre: 770 Great South Road, Wiri, Manukau

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