The Butcher and The Bear
Take a swallow
Of magic soup
And let the story teller begin…
TIME OUT THEATRE (The Secret of Dongting Lake, Boxes, Circus Incognitus) brings to life a heart warming story of friendship and sticking together - The Butcher and The Bear.
Gather your family and join a bumbling bear, his best friend bird, a wise gypsy, a greedy butcher (a.k.a bear safety officer) and a live gypsy band in a show packed with daring rescues, dangerous traps, magic, music and dancing. The play is on at the Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre.
Bear hugs for everyone
The original story was first told in an alpine village in Germany and has been given a contemporary New Zealand twist.
Created especially for children from 4 to 8 years old.
Written by children’s TV and stage writer Michelanne Forster, and directed by Sally Blackwood, co-artistic director of Jigsaw Theatre Company, one of Australia’s leading theatre companies for children.
With the support of Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa
Leand Macadaan Bear
Josephine Stewart-Tewhiu Bird
Jonny Brugh Butcher
Katie Scott Storyteller/Gypsy
Music live on stage by authentic Roma band Miro’s Gypsy Strings
Sign Language Interpreted Performance - Thursday 13 October, 1.30pm
For bookings and further information go to the Edge.
View photos of the performance.
Read about Michelanne's inspiration for the play.
- The Butcher and The Bear
08 October 2011
- Daughters of Heaven
06 October 2011
- Creating Stories from History: Heritage Festival open afternoon at the MKWC
25 September 2011
- Michelanne Forster in unruly tandem with Paul Barrett
11 September 2011
- Matariki and the New Stars
12 June 2011
- Matariki: Exploring Our Stories
04 June 2011
- Hatch raises funds for the Writers' Centre
30 May 2011
- Launch of Devonport: A Diary by Bill Direen
22 May 2011
- Peter Simpson and the Art of Fine Publishing
19 May 2011
- An afternoon with Arthur Meek - an NZ Book Month event
06 March 2011