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The Man Whose Mother Was A Pirate

Theatre for Children Inc

“The Man Whose Mother Was A Pirate”
By Margaret Mahy - Adapted by Tim Bray - Songs by Christine White
Starring: Amalia Calder, Clare Kerrison, Gareth Tiopira-Waaka, Rob Lloyd
Directed By Hilary Norris

Tim Bray’s adaptation of a well-loved children’s story, by New Zealand's most celebrated children's author Margaret Mahy.

Sam be an ordinary man - and his Mum be anything but ordinary, she be a Pirate!

Sam has never seen the sea, his Mum reckons he should. Do you? We think it be time for ye to sea!

Grab ye eye patches, fasten ye belt buckles and transform ye selves into scallywag pirates.

This be a story about fun, silliness, freedom, Mum's, wheelbarrows and sons.

So set sail down to the Tararua Tramping Club and dance a shanty with The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate.

When: 13th April – 26th April 2019.
Monday - Friday 10am & 11:30am
10am shows only on Saturdays!

Tickets $10.50 pp, Children under 2 Free
$7 Special Preview, Saturday 13th April 2019

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