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Auckland Live with Capital E presents
Songs of the Sea – Waiata O Te Moana
Written by Peter Wilson and directed by Jacqueline Coats
Music composed by Stephen Gallagher

Created by some of Aotearoa’s most renowned writers and musicians, Songs of the Sea – Waiata O Te Moana takes to the stage for one day only at the Bruce Mason Centre on Thursday 18th May.

With previous seasons in New Zealand and Australia, this beautiful production returns for a nationwide tour, coming to Tāmaki Makaurau to delight children with tales of the ocean.

Songs of the Sea – Waiata O Te Moana brings magical storytelling to life through puppetry, song and dance, and the stunning effects will leave young ones and their parents spellbound.

As four children play by the ocean, a large conch shell starts to whisper stories of the sea. Fluorescent fish float under a starry sky and a magical character appears in a rickety boat to tell his fishy tale.

Inviting the audience to look to where the sky meets the sea for the answers, Songs of the Sea – Waiata O Te Moana unfolds the mysteries of where the first fish came from. The mythical stories are told through the charming puppets of artist Sue Hill in song and dance, with incredible original music by Stephen Gallagher. Written by the founding artistic director of Capital E, Peter Wilson, and directed by highly regarded Jacqueline Coats, this run of shows has assembled a great cast with Maria Williams, Isobel Mackinnon and Jonathan Morgan taking to the stage.

Beautiful, playful and a joy to watch, this show will strike chords of wonder in younger audiences and enchant their grown-ups with the delightful storytelling.

Capital E, one of Aotearoa’s most most-loved children’s theatre companies, is traditionally open to bookings from school groups only. For this season, Auckland Live is partnering with Capital E to extend this opportunity to families, as part of their ongoing commitment to deliver cultural and performing arts experiences to young audiences. With affordable pricing (tickets start from $9), the tour has proved immensely popular, with school bookings now closed and very limited seats left available to the public.

Songs of the Sea – Waiata O Te Moana is part of the Auckland Live Kids Play programme.

Songs of the Sea – Waiata O Te Moana
Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland Live
Thursday 18 May: 9.30am & 11am
Duration: 40 minutes, no interval
Tickets: Child $9, Adult $14, Family of four $40
Service and booking fees apply
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