National Theatre for Children

Patch Theatre Company's Mr McGee and the Biting Flea

By Pamela Allen

Prepare to be mesmerised and enchanted as huge packing cases open and new worlds emerge, filled with quirky characters and stories.

Capital E’s National Theatre for Children is bringing back this much-loved collection of tales from popular children’s author, Pamela Allen. Using an assortment of props and found objects, the three performers bring the tales to sweet, music-infused life. This wonderful production features adaptations of the stories ‘Mr McGee’, ‘Alexander’s Outing’, ‘Belinda’, ‘Brown Bread and Honey’, ‘Mary Elizabeth’s House’ and ‘Mr McGee and the Biting Flea’.

The books by Pamela Allen are published by Penguin Books Australia and New Zealand and licensed by Tim Curnow, Literary Agent and Consultant, Sydney

Cost – $9 per person. One adult free with every 10 paying students
Duration – 45 minutes 
Terms and Conditions can be found here.

National Theatre for Children

Patch Theatre Company's Mr McGee and the Biting Flea

By Pamela Allen

Prepare to be mesmerised and enchanted as huge packing cases open and new worlds emerge, filled with quirky characters and stories.

Capital E’s National Theatre for Children is bringing back this much-loved collection of tales from popular children’s author, Pamela Allen. Using an assortment of props and found objects, the three performers bring the tales to sweet, music-infused life. This wonderful production features adaptations of the stories ‘Mr McGee’, ‘Alexander’s Outing’, ‘Belinda’, ‘Brown Bread and Honey’, ‘Mary Elizabeth’s House’ and ‘Mr McGee and the Biting Flea’.

The books by Pamela Allen are published by Penguin Books Australia and New Zealand and licensed by Tim Curnow, Literary Agent and Consultant, Sydney

Cost – $9 per person. One adult free with every 10 paying students
Duration – 45 minutes 
Terms and Conditions can be found here.

  • Ages:2-8

Touring Dates and Locations

Carterton / Carterton Events Centre / Tuesday 30 April
Palmerston North / Regent on Broadway / Thursday 2 May
Whangarei / Forum North / Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 May
Kerikeri / Turner Centre / Friday 10 May
Taupo / Great Lake Centre / Tuesday 14 May
Tauranga / Baycourt Arts & Community Centre / Friday 17 May
Gisborne / War Memorial Theatre / Tuesday 21 May
Māngere / Māngere Arts Centre / Friday 24 May 
Whakatane / Whakatane Little Theatre / Tuesday 28 May
North Shore / Bruce Mason Centre / Friday 31 May 
Hamilton / Clarence Street Theatre / Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 June
New Plymouth / TSB Showplace / Monday 10 June
Napier / Napier Municipal Theatre /  Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June
Wellington / Hannah Playhouse / Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16 October and Friday 15, Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 November
Invercargill / Civic Theatre / Monday 21 October
Dunedin / Regent Theatre / Thursday 24 October
Queenstown / Queenstown Memorial Centre / Tuesday 29 October
Christchurch / Isaac Theatre Royal / Friday 1 November 
Blenheim / ASB Theatre Marlborough / Tuesday 5 November 
Oamaru / Oamaru Opera House / Friday 8 November 
Nelson / Theatre Royal / Tuesday 12 November /

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