The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera
Adapted for the stage by Tim Bray
Created for Ages: 5-10
Show run time: 50 mins
We are thrilled to bring Witi Ihimaera’s classic story The Whale Rider back to the stage in a children’s theatre show unmatched.
This beautifully rich story of whānau and tikanga is masterfully translated into a live performance that will absorb the viewer, from start to end.
A poignant tale of forging paths and self-belief, this is the show all children need to see.
Destined to become leader of her tribe, no matter how hard she tries to show her worth, Kahu’s koro (grandfather) won’t accept that a kōtiro (girl) can take over his role of chief. But a rescue of the ancient whale beached in the Whāngārā Harbour, changes things.