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Seasons

Date: 26 Sep - 13 Oct 2018
Venue: The Coal Bunker at The PumpHouse


In an age where children’s imaginations seem to only get filled with high tech animated characters, things that shoot or explode, and dead things coming to life in the grossest way, this year’s show presents a more traditional fantasy. These childhood fantasies are presented at pace with music and lighting effects to enhance them, and all through the challenge of “The Game”.

As we meander or leap through our imaginations we visit Mythological Lands, An Enchanted Forest, and A Swamp full of Fairy Tale & Nursery Rhyme characters, not to mention getting involved in a Wizards Challenge. Just when we think it is safe to wake, the Pharaohs have their revenge.

This fun-filled show for the whole family will have you in stitches one minute, and with tears of joy the next.

Brought to you by Scouts and Guides from across Auckland, this is a slice of wholesome family fun with songs you know and some you don’t. Dance, comedy and youthful delight, brings this all together in a family experience not to be missed.

Directed by Steve Hurley, North Shore Gang Show continues its proud history of presenting quality family entertainment, whilst showcasing the talents of the young people in the Scout and Guide organisations. In the 2016 season, this bi-annual show had several sell out performances, so book early to ensure your seat - this is a show not to be missed!

Date: Thu 23 Aug - Sat 1 Sep 2018
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $20.00 to $25.00


The PumpHouse Theatre is delighted to have renowned NZ actor Rawiri Paratene (Ngāpuhi) joining us in September for Kōrero Pūrākau – Māori Storytelling.

In the role of story-teller, Rawiri will share traditional Māori myths and legends alongside young local actors Zebion Te Kauru, Giorgia Doughty, Skye Murphy and Ivy Pondman-Carmont who will interpret and re-enact the stories.

Rawiri Paratene is one of New Zealand’s most respected Māori artists. He played the role of Koro (Grandfather) in the multi award-winning hit film Whale Rider and is the only New Zealand actor amongst an international cast who travelled to 196 countries with The Globe performing in Hamlet to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.

This will be a bilingual Te Reo Māori – English production especially designed for primary school-aged children with daytime shows available for school and EEC groups. Kōrero Pūrākau is timed to coincide with New Zealand Theatre Month and is the final production in our year-long season of Maori Theatre, known as Toi Takapuna.

Date: Thu 6 Sep - Sat 8 Sep 2018
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $9.00 to $15.00


AUCKLAND GIRLS’ CHOIR FAREWELL TOUR will be showcasing one of Auckland’s leading Girl’s Choirs. The choir will be entertaining the crowds with music from across the world and ages, including an amazing ABBA medley that will bring the house down!

This concert is the show-stopping finale of months of preparation for the Choir. One week later they will fly out to LA to sing around California, including concerts in Disneyland and San Diego! Mentored and conducted by Leonie Lawson MNZM. The choir was created to bring together girls from any Auckland school whether they have musical training or not. If we see a spark of talent, they are mentored and coached in all areas of choral singing and music.

The choir is in hot demand for performances at major Auckland Events and Community Centres, and are frequently heard on TV One Praise Be! In the World Projects International Music Festival in Sydney, 2016 they were awarded a silver award and received a standing ovation after their performance in the Sydney Opera House.

Made up of 40 girls aged 9-18 from all over Auckland, they come together for the love of music and the love of performing! As a 100% not-for-profit organisation, please come and support our city’s future musicians and help raise money to send them to LA and allow them to continue as ambassadors for Auckland across the World.

They are delighted to be joined by The Connolly School of Irish dance is one of the oldest dancing schools in New Zealand. Throughout the last four decades, the Connolly School has competed and performed locally, nationally and internationally. Their Director, Siobhan Connolly spent 11 years in Michael Flatley’s ‘Lord of the dance’. Their dancers will be showcasing some of their top performances to round off an amazing show!

Date: Sat 15 Sep 2018 At: 7:00PM
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $0.00 to $25.00


Adapted for the stage by Tim Bray

Share Tim and Rose’s madcap adventure through the great black forest and into Badjelly’s castle. Cheer as Tim and Rose set off to search for Lucy. Laugh with Dinglemouse, Mud-wiggle and Binkle-bonk. And then….BOOOO at Badjelly, as she captures Tim and Rose. Will she turn them into sausages? Will they escape? Who will save them?

“Children's theatre needs to appeal to all ages. It has to be curious and filled with wonder for the wee ones, intelligent and challenging for those a tad older, mysterious and fast-paced for the teenagers – and still has to have something to appeal to all the adults for them to actually bring their children to the theatre. Badjelly the Witch fulfils all those requirements. In spades.” - Review, Dione Joseph, Theatrview

Costume Parade (Gala and School Holiday Season only)
Encourage your children to dress up as their favourite character from Badjelly the Witch for the onstage Costume parade just prior to the start of the show.

Gift a Seat
While you make your booking you may like to donate to our Gift a Seat programme. This allows Tim Bray Productions to offer a feee seat to a child from a low decile school, Kelston Deaf Education Centre, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ) or Make-A-Wish (NZ).
Gift a Seat – help a child to smile for a while and allowing all children to have the opportunity to have access to and enjoy live theatre.

Date: Sat 22 Sep - Sat 13 Oct 2018
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $12.00 to $30.00


Watching a One Act Play Festival is akin to a ordering off the Tapas menu at your favourite restaurant. A bit of everything you fancy and still enough room for a glass of wine. There is something for everyone here with three diverse one act plays performed over three weeks.

Date: Wed 26 Sep - Sat 6 Oct 2018
Venue: The Coal Bunker at The PumpHouse
Prices: $15.00 to $18.00


Watching a One Act Play Festival is akin to a ordering off the Tapas menu at your favourite restaurant. A bit of everything you fancy and still enough room for a glass of wine. There is something for everyone here with three diverse one act plays performed over three weeks.

Date: Tue 9 Oct - Sat 13 Oct 2018
Venue: The Coal Bunker at The PumpHouse
Prices: $15.00 to $18.00


Every Song Has A Story sees Greg Johnson in concert for eight shows across New Zealand, presenting songs, tall stories and rediscovered photos and visuals.

Date: Mon 22 Oct 2018 At: 4:00PM
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $59.00


Not just another bloody circus.

Dress up this Halloween and join us for an evening of variety and fun. There will be prizes for best costume...

The bar will be open and you can meet and grab a pic with the cast following the show. Expect the unexpected!

Warning, contains adult themes.

Date: Fri 26 Oct - Sat 27 Oct 2018
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $25.00 to $35.00


Jubilation is a unique beast, an acapella gospel choir with a rock & roll heart. They love what they do and audiences love them in return!
Born in Auckland in the year 2000, Jubilation is a virtual gospel supergroup including R & B legend Rick Bryant, entertainer extraordinaire Jackie Clarke and theatre supernova Jennifer Ward-Lealand.

Date: Sun 28 Oct 2018 At: 6:00PM
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $22.00 to $27.00


By Tim Bray, songs by Christine White

A magical Christmas story for the whole family. Santa helps reveal the pleasure of giving. Kelly and Alana are best friends and decide to write to Santa Claus. But Kelly sends the longest list of things that a child wants for Christmas that Santa has ever seen. Santa flies Kelly to the North Pole so she can learn for herself the true meaning of Christmas.

“A little girl of about 3 gasps when Santa appears…and chuckles and claps throughout The Santa Claus Show ’17. Much older children were equally entranced and we adults not only laughed, but also shed a few tears. This is a hugely enjoyable, well acted and produced show, guaranteed to get you in the mood for Christmas.” – Review, Jodi Yeats, Stuff.co.nz

Costume Parade (Gala and Public audience members only)
Encourage your *children to dress up as their favourite character from The Santa Claus Show for the onstage Costume Parade just prior to the start of the show. *Sorry, Costume Parade not available for education groups.

Gift a Seat
While you make your booking you may like to donate to our Gift a Seat programme. This allows Tim Bray Productions to offer a feee seat to a child from a low decile school, Kelston Deaf Education Centre, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ) or Make-A-Wish (NZ).
Gift a Seat – help a child to smile for a while and allowing all children to have the opportunity to have access to and enjoy live theatre.

Date: Sat 1 Dec - Sat 22 Dec 2018
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $12.00 to $30.00