Age: 8 – 14yrs

White Face Crew
New Zealand

Welcome to the surreal world of the Pianist and the Puppet. Performed with charm by Justin Haiu, Tama Jarman and Jarod Rawiri (Shortland Street), the White Face Crew combine physical theatre, clowning, dance and live music in this tale of a lonely pianist and the puppet he buys to keep him company.

Inspired by the European traditions of clowning and commedia dell’arte, La Vie Dans Une Marionette is packed full of gags, hilarious moments and surprises. Featuring  new music by NZ composer Tama Waipara, you’ll be on the edge of your seat, as you are drawn into the epic melodramatic world of the Pianist and his Puppet.

“Infuses every moment and expression with truth, wonder and magic. It simply is astounding to behold.”

For schools

Dates: 20 – 24 March Senior week
Venue: Circa Theatre
Duration: 50 mins

Our full day School and Early Childhood Centre packages are now sold out! We’ve had a fantastic response and we’re delighted so many of you are excited about the Festival.

We still have limited one show options available; which means you can bring your group to the Festival for your favourite chosen event, rather than stay for the whole day.

For public

Online bookings will close at 8am on Saturday 25 March. Door sales will be available one hour before the show begins at the venue.
Please note: Door sales do not include the 3 for 2 show offer.

Date: Saturday 25 March, 10am
Venue: Circa Theatre
Duration: 50 mins
Suggested Age: 8+

Tickets are $16.50 each
or choose 3 shows for the price of 2, only $33