Margaret Mahy is worth a pirate’s ransom

Set sail to The PumpHouse this month for a Margaret Mahy treasure – The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate. We’re looking forward to having you aboard! 

We’re also excited to announce our 2019 series of Creative Talks for those of you interested in how the magic happens. More details below.

The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate

Ahoy me’ hearties! Margaret Mahy’s rollicking and funny pirate adventure, makes for a brilliant family outing.

The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate tells the story of Sam, an ordinary man who wears an ordinary suit and who works in an ordinary office. But his mother is an extraordinary mother – she’s a pirate and yearns to see the sea again.

Encourage your children to dress up as their favourite character from the book for the on-stage Costume Parade just prior to the start of the holiday shows.

The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate
Sat 6th April – Sun 28th April

Creative Talks

Stories are at the heart of creativity. 

The PumpHouse Theatre is hosting a series of Creative Talks throughout 2019. This is an informal early-evening event where local artists share their stories and ideas with our community.

The programme spotlights a wide range of subjects from within the arts, giving audiences a behind-the-scenes insight into the world of the creative process. 

From an exploration into Auckland’s poetry scene to the development of theatrical performance, by way of actors, authors, poets and playwrights, there is something for everyone with an interest in what inspires and drives creativity.

Discover the art of the writing process from Author Tessa Duder OBE and NZ playwright Gary Henderson, or learn about producing high-quality theatre from theatre companies Tadpole Productions, Shoreside Theatre and iStart Chinese Theatre.

Creative Talks are held monthly at The PumpHouse Theatre and entry is free. 

Next talk:

Rose Northey
Spoken Word Performance Poet
Friday 26th April 2019 at 7:00 pm