Children’s Theatre: The Whale Rider
See Witi Ihimaera’s much-loved tale of bravery and tradition in Aotearoa, retold with puppets for ages 3–8.
- When Sat 18 Mar 2017, 2:00–3:00pm
Te Marae, Level 4
- Cost Free event
Young tamariki will delight in this gentle tale about Kahu, a Māori girl destined to become leader of her iwi. Her grandfather cannot accept that a female could take his place as chief – until Kahu rescues an ancient whale in Whangara's harbour.
It’s a beautiful and gently told tale … bearing the company’s trademark stamp of ingenuity.
Tim Bray’s stage adaptation is based on Witi Ihimaera’s novel The Whale Rider – also made into an award-winning film.
A New Zealand Sign Language interpreter will sign this show.
Capital E’s National Arts Festival
Capital E’s National Arts Festival is New Zealand’s biggest festival for children, running Monday 13 – Saturday 25 March. It showcases theatre, dance, music, and storytelling, featuring artists from around Aotearoa and the world.