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, 9.30am and 11am
Palmerston North / Regent on Broadway / Thursday 2 May, 9.30am and 11am
Whangarei / Forum North / Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 May, 9.30am and 11am
Kerikeri / Turner Centre / Friday 10 May, 9.30am and 11am
Taupo / Great Lake Centre / Tuesday 14 May, 9.30am and 11am
Tauranga / Baycourt Arts & Community Centre / Friday 17 May, 9.30am and 11am
Gisborne / War Memorial Theatre / Tuesday 21 May, 9.30am and 11am
Māngere / Māngere Arts Centre / Friday 24 May , 10am and 11.30am
Whakatane / Whakatane Little Theatre / Tuesday 28 May, 9.30am and 11am
North Shore / Bruce Mason Centre / Friday 31 May, 10am and 11.30am
Hamilton / Clarence Street Theatre / Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 June, 9.30am and 11am
New Plymouth / TSB Showplace / Monday 10 June, 9.30am and 11am
Napier / Napier Municipal Theatre /  Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June, 9.30am and 11am
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, 9.30am and 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, 9.30am and 11am
Nelson / Theatre Royal / Tuesday 12 November, 9.30am and 11am

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