The PumpHouse calendar is busy all year round, and June is no exception.
We have some very exciting stage performances this month, including Sapphire Production’s Morning Star and Tim Bray Productions’ Great White Man-Eating Shark & Other Stories. If you’re looking to celebrate Matariki, we’ve got you covered too. We’re holding two fun introductory workshops for Harakeke and Poi. More details below.
Morningstar, 7-16 June 8pm
This is an action-packed, high stakes drama with romance, tragedy and a fight for family. Starring Bronwyn Turei (Go Girls) and Blair Strang (Shortland Street), this play has got an incredible local Kiwi cast, writer and director and is nothing short of gripping!
Rehearsals are in full swing and we’ve noticed a lot of protective gear being worn for those dramatic fight scenes. The essence of the play? The War In Heaven Has Just Begun. Tickets from $35.
Toi Takapuna 2018
We’ve almost reached the half way point in our year-long programme of Maori Performing Arts events: Toi Takapuna 2018. Later this month there’ll be an opportunity to learn the traditional skill of flax weaving at a Harakeke Workshop and the end of June will see us kicking off the Matariki season with a Poi Workshop. Both workshops are introductory level and are aimed at adults who missed out on learning these skills during their school days. Early bird Tickets $18.
Our Toi Takapuna Matariki events continue in July with performances of Te Rerenga (The Flight) by Toro Pikipiko Puppets. This family show, based on ancient Maori rock art will be colourful, musical and fun from start to finish!
Great White Man-Eating Shark, 30 June - 21 July
Three quirky tales by Margaret Mahy come to life on stage. Norvin loves swimming in the bay but wishes he could swim as fast as he can without other swimmers getting in his way. He finds a novel way to have the water all to himself. But is he alone?
During the school holidays, encourage your children to dress up as their favourite character from the stories as there will be a Costume Parade just prior to the start of each show. Early bird Tickets $19.50.