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Mr McGee & the Biting Flea

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Capital E

Jumping onto Wellington's theatre scene, Mr McGee & the Biting Flea premieres in New Zealand at the Hannah Playhouse this April.

Award-winning children’s author, Pamela Allen’s stories are brought to life for New Zealand audiences, in the April school holidays, emerging from dozens of suitcases and crates, as three curious warehouse workers transform a storeroom into an enchanting miracle of music and play.

Capital E National Theatre for Children presents the New Zealand premiere of Patch Theatre Company's Mr McGee & the Biting Flea at the new-look Hannah Playhouse this April school holiday. Proudly supported by Classic Hits, this uniquely imaginative production brings Pamela Allen’s stories to sweet music-infused life.

Capital E’s Creative Producer, Stephen Blackburn says, "We are excited to bring Mr McGee & the Biting Flea to the New Zealand stage for the first time and to provide New Zealand's young people with the opportunity to experience such a well acclaimed international production."

“We are also honoured to welcome Patch Theatre Company’s artistic director, Dave Brown to New Zealand to direct this fantastic piece of theatre.”

Described as "a simple, elegant valentine to theatrical imagination," Mr McGee and the Biting Flea, embarks on a 15 venue national tour throughout New Zealand following its two-week public season at the Hannah Playhouse.

Mr McGee and the Biting Flea’s talented cast, led by Dave Brown, are all graduates from two of New Zealand’s most highly acclaimed Drama schools. Whitney Channings hales from the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art in Christchurch and both Jack Buchanan and Tom Knowles are graduates of Toi Whakaari, New Zealand Drama School in Wellington. Together this ensemble cast of three beautifully capture the magic and enchantment of this world of quirky characters and stories.

"I am so excited to be a part of Capital E's national tour," says Buchanan, "and to be part of a critically acclaimed production by Patch Theatre Company that opens up a whole new world of theatre to children."

Prepare to be mesmerised and enchanted this April school holiday with this wonderful theatrical encounter ideal for 2-7 yr olds.

Mr McGee and the Biting Flea will be playing at the Hannah Playhouse in Wellington 19 April - 3rd May; to make a booking visit or call 04 913 3740. To book tickets for the Wellington education season, 7-16 May, call 04 913 3742 or visit


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