Guji-Guji Children’s Play

Guji-Guji is spellbinding theatre for the whole family – a sweet story about being different, bullying, and love.

  • When Sat 7 Oct 2017, 1:00–1:45pm
  • Where
    Soundings Theatre, Level 2
  • Cost Free event

The play is based on a popular children’s book by the same name. In the story, a strange egg rolls into a duck’s nest. When it hatches, a very odd-looking duck emerges. His first words are ‘Guji-Guji’, and that becomes his name. He has several problems, but – with the help and love of his duck family – he solves them all.

Performances on Sat 7 Oct 10.30am–11.15am & 1pm–1.45pm

‘Our three-year-old sat entranced through the whole show.’
N Kelly, Kapiti

'Wow, what a phenomenal show. Our children were spellbound!’
Cheryl Grove Early Learning Centre, Napier

Illustration of a duck reading to ducklings from the book Guji-Guji


Guji-Guji by Chih-Yuan Chen, 2007. Gecko Press

Supervision and photographs

Kids must be accompanied by an adult for all activities.

Filming and photography by Te Papa may take place at this event. The material might be shared online or through social media.

Please let the event manager or a Te Papa host know if you or a child you are responsible for does not wish to be photographed or filmed.

Guji-Guji is presented by Little Dog Barking Theatre, written by Chih-Yuan Chen, and devised and directed by Peter Wilson. Book published in New Zealand by Gecko Press.