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The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

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  • Thu 19 Apr ’12, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Fri 20 Apr ’12, 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Fri 20 Apr ’12, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Sat 21 Apr ’12, 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Sat 21 Apr ’12, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
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The PumpHouse Theatre, Killarney Park, Takapuna


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Gala Opening Performance Saturday 31 March 5pm: $28.00
  • Adult: $22.00
  • Child: $22.00
  • Family Pass - 4 seats (extras at $19.50 each): $78.00
  • Groups (10 or more): $18.50
  • Groups (20 or more): $17.50
  • Groups (50 or more): $16.50
  • Schools or ECCs (50 - 190 seats): $9.00
  • Schools or ECCs (20 - 49 seats): $10.50
  • Schools or ECCs (10 - 19 seats): $17.50
  • Schools or ECCs (< 10 seats): $22.00
  • Early Bird special discount Tues 10 & Wed 11 April sessions: $17.50

Tim Bray Productions presents The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, adapted by Tim Bray.

Fun outdoor production.

You and your children will love this enchanting outdoor show while you follow the funny adventures of Ratty, Mole, Otter, Badger and the inimitable Toad around various locations of The PumpHouse Theatre and Killarney Park – a surprise at every turn. Laugh as these lovable characters try to find a picnic spot, delight in Toad’s obsession with the motorcar, and help rid Toad Hall of the naughty Weasels.

Term time 28 March – 5 April
Generous discounts for school and early childhood centre groups – visit the Educational Season page at www.timbrayproductions.co.nz. Free teachers’ resource guide packed with cross-curricula classroom activities to do before and after the show. Free ticket for teachers (one free per 20 children). Public also welcome at these term time shows.

School holidays 10 – 21 April
Early bird discount days – Tuesday 10 & Wed 11 April. Encourage your children to dress up as one of their favourite Wind in the Willows characters for the costume parade at the start of the show – school holiday season shows only.

All shows 10.30am & 1pm

NB All children require a ticket as part of the PumpHouse Theatre policy. Only babes in arms can be granted free entry

How the outdoor show works:

The Wind in the Willows is an outdoor production by Tim Bray Productions and starts in the outdoor amphitheatre at The PumpHouse Theatre. There are seats here but you are welcome to bring a small outdoor cushion or blanket for comfort. The show then moves to different locations. You are guided by the audience hosts and the actors who lead the audience to the next location and indicate where to position yourself.

The route is not difficult and is generally over footpaths or cobblestones, but there are a couple of places where the route is over grass.

All of the scenes are accessible by wheelchair.

As the performance occurs in different locations including the lakeside of Lake Pupuke it is imperative that children are accompanied by a parent, grandparent or guardian and that your children stay in your care at all times.

What to bring:

Most of the scenes require you to stand although some of them have places like grass or cobblestones to sit and watch the action. In which case, please bring a simple blanket or outdoor cushion to sit on. If you aren’t able to stand easily for a period of time, or find it difficult to sit on the ground you might like to carry a simple folding chair.

We find that it’s best for the children to sit at the front and for adults to stand at the back. But you are welcome to sit with your child/ren or for your child/ren to stand with you.

We suggest you come with sunscreen already applied and to wear a hat even on cloudy days.

You’re welcome to enjoy a picnic in Killarney Park before or after the show.

Wet or inclement weather and cancellations:
The performances will proceed even on a day with light drizzle, or we may pause for a passing shower, so on suspect days please bring a raincoat or umbrella.

In the event of persistent rain or inclement weather please check our website for cancellation notices or call 09-489-8360 for information.

*A credit note will only be offered if the performance you hold a ticket to has been cancelled due to bad weather, not if you decide you cannot attend.

Photos: by David Kerr

Ratty (Madeleine Lynch), Badger (Brad Hills), Toad (Jonathan Martin or Adam Burrell), Mole (Sarah Gallagher or Margaret Bremner), Policeman (Ashley Hawkes), NZ Sign Language interpreter (Kelly Hodgins).

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