Events 2011

The Butcher and The Bear

08 October 2011 - 11 am
A story is about to be told...

Take a swallow 
Of magic soup 
And let the story teller begin…

TIME OUT THEATRE (The Secret of Dongting LakeBoxesCircus 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.