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Kids’ Puppet Show: Turn on the Light

Don’t be afraid! There’s a magical and imaginative journey waiting for you when the lights go out. A special story about how not to be afraid of the dark full of music, songs, and actions.

Suitable for ages 2–8.


  • When | Āhea Wed 15 Apr 2020, 10.30am–11.15am
    Wed 15 Apr 2020, 12.30pm–1.15pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Soundings Theatre, Level 2
  • Cost | Te utu Free event

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Illustration of a little boy in bed turning on a light


Turn on the Light, 2019. Courtesy of Little Barking Dog Theatre

A special story about how not to be afraid of the dark.

Meet Tim – he is afraid when the lights get turned off, but then he meets Frog, Spider, Cat, and Mouse. Being creatures of the night, they help Tim overcome his fear of the dark.

Full of original music, songs, and actions, the puppet characters from Turn on the Light weave a story that helps Tim overcome his fear of the dark.

Turn on the Light is a wonderful introduction to theatre for young audiences.

Written by Peter Wilson and Kenny King.

A Little Dog Barking production.

Kids must be accompanied by an adult for this show.

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