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Cast and puppet kiwi visit real kiwi at Pukaha Mount Bruce

Cast and puppet kiwi visit real kiwi’s at Pukaha Mount Bruce

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Cast members of latest production of Capital E National Theatre for Children’s Kiwi Moon visited Pukaha Mount Bruce to visit real Kiwi’s late last week as part of their research for the production taking place from Saturday 4 April –18 April at Wellington’s Hannah Playhouse. Capital E and have recently partnered with the popular attraction, where public can go in the draw to win one of 12 free family passes to Mount Bruce when they book to see the production.

Kiwi Moon features actors Carrie Green, William Duignan, Whitney Channings and Adam Burrell with original puppets by Sue Hill. The four cast members and one of the puppets enjoyed meeting eels and Valentine the Kiwi.

Cast member Carrie Green says, “It was a really magical place, and was amazing to see kiwi’s right up close. Seeing how the kiwi’s move will really how we manipulate the puppets in rehearsal.”

Capital E’s Kiwi Moon shares the tale of a little white kiwi who thinks the moon might be his mother because it is white and bright and round like him. Children will embark on a journey through the forest floor to hula with huhu grubs; watch out for the wekas, and calypso with the handsome Kakapo.

After this limited Wellington public season, Kiwi Moon will tour until end of November performing to school children nationwide.

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