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 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

Suits ages 2 -7 

Duration – 45 minutes.

Terms and Conditions can be found here.

Relaxed Performance: 19th November 10am performance in Wellington is a Relaxed Performance, designed for those who may find a traditional theatre experience overwhelming. The lights will not be dimmed so much, the sound will not be so loud. There will also be a chill out zone outside the theatre and a social script will be provided well in advance to familiarise your students with the venue and plot lines.

Download the Social Script for the Relaxed Performance at Hannah Playhouse

 

 

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 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

Suits ages 2 -7 

Duration – 45 minutes.

Terms and Conditions can be found here.

Relaxed Performance: 19th November 10am performance in Wellington is a Relaxed Performance, designed for those who may find a traditional theatre experience overwhelming. The lights will not be dimmed so much, the sound will not be so loud. There will also be a chill out zone outside the theatre and a social script will be provided well in advance to familiarise your students with the venue and plot lines.

Download the Social Script for the Relaxed Performance at Hannah Playhouse

 

 

Touring Dates and Locations

Wellington / Hannah Playhouse / Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16 October and Friday 15, Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 November, 10am and 11.30am
Invercargill / Civic Theatre / Monday 21 October, 9.30am and 11am
Dunedin / Regent Theatre / Thursday 24 October, 9.30am and 11am
Queenstown / Queenstown Memorial Centre / Tuesday 29 October,  11am
Christchurch / Isaac Theatre Royal / Friday 1 November, 10am and 11.30am
Blenheim / ASB Theatre Marlborough / Tuesday 5 November, 9.30am and 11am
Oamaru / Oamaru Opera House / Friday 8 November, 11am
Nelson / Theatre Royal / Tuesday 12 November, 9.30am and 11am

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