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A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories – Live on Stage

17 Apr 2021 - 29 May 2021


Saturday 17 April 2021, 10.30am - Saturday 29 May 2021, 2.00pm

Shows are at 10.30am and 1pm (no shows Sundays)

  • 17 April - 1 May: The PumpHouse Theatre: 2a Manurere Avenue, Takapuna
  • 4-8 May: Te Oro, 98 Line Road, Glen Innes
  • 11-15 May: Māngere Arts Centre, corner Bader Drive and, Orly Avenue, Mangere
  • 18-22 May: Glen Eden Playhouse, 15 Glendale Road, Glen Eden
  • 25-29 May: BNZ Theatre, Vodafone Events Centre: 770 Great South Road, Wiri, Manukau




A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories

By Margaret Mahy

Adapted for stage by Tim Bray

Songs by Christine White

Created for children ages 3-10

Show is approximately 50 minutes

Accessible performances available:

NZ Sign Language Interpreted

Audio Described

Sensory Relaxed

Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage.

“Mother, there is a big, roaring, yellow, whiskery lion in the meadow!”

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories brings to life Margaret Mahy’s timeless tales in a magical show that celebrates the wonderment of children’s imagination.

Weaving through Mahy’s much-loved stories A Lion in the Meadow, Leaf Magic and The Witch in the Cherry Tree, and her poems Magic and The Reluctant Hero, or Footprints in the Snow, we journey with a young boy on his spellbound adventures.

Celebrating the places a youthful imagination can take us, the young boy’s mother misses the magic lost in the tasks of adulthood – a reminder to keep the fires of our imaginations burning.

Featuring a cast of memorable characters and a story brought to life with a live music soundtrack, this fun-filled escapade for the whole family will set imaginations soaring.

“If all the world of magic’s gone,

And witches do not sail the sea

In egg-shells halved, with broom-stick oars –

This world is not the place for me.”

- Margaret Mahy, ONZ (1936-2012)

Costume Parade:

Dress up in character. We love to see imaginations running wild and encourage our young audience to dress up as their favourite Margaret Mahy character.

We will take a moment to show off the costumes onstage with a parade at the start of the performance (Note: School holiday and Saturday shows only).

Gift a Seat™:

When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ).

Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre.

Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517)

Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award.


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