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
  • Where
    Te Marae, Level 4
  • Cost Free event

The Whale Rider, 2016. Photograph by David Rowland, courtesy of Capital E

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The Whale Rider, 2016. Photograph by David Rowland, courtesy of Capital E

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.

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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.

More about Capital E’s National Arts Festival