Dress Rehearsal: The Tortoise and the Hare

Sat 27 Apr

Venue Location

1063 Ferry Rd, Woolston, Christchurch

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GA Free to attend, but spaces are limited to 20 per session (including adults)


Running Time: 50 minutes

Venue Location

1063 Ferry Rd, Woolston, Christchurch

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New Zealand Playhouse is about to head off on its 2019 primary school tour around New Zealand and Australia, but before we do, we want to run the show in front of a test audience, find out the jokes that are (and aren't!) landing, and get your feedback after. We will do two runs on Saturday with two different casts. The show is appropriate for ages 5 to 13, and adults.

It is free to attend, but spaces are limited to 20 per session (including adults), so please register here.

The 11am cast will be Jess King, James Shera and Reylene Rose Hilaga.

The 1pm cast will be Georgie Finnigan, Nick Cheesebrough and Sarah Greaves.

After beating the Gingerbread Man in the finals of ‘Who’s the Fastest Of Them All?’ everyone knows The Hare is the undisputed ‘Master of Faster’ and if they don’t they soon will thanks to the Hare’s boasting and gloating about their momentous momentum. In fact, the only creature the harebrained Hare hasn’t beaten in a race is the Tortoise, but why bother when everyone knows it would be a walk-over and a run-over. Or maybe not.

For some strange reason the Gingerbread Man thinks the Tortoise could beat the Hare and for some very strange reason so does the Tortoise! Perhaps it has something to do with the very very strange piper dressed in pied clothing with a German accent who’s just arrived to escape the rat-race…

This adventurous and interactive adaptation of Aesop's beloved fable will have your students (and teachers) laughing and learning about diversity, kindness and how to be a real winner.

New Zealand Playhouse is back with a new tour schedule but the same style of show you know and love. We can't wait to share our next offering with you!

More info: newzealandplayhouse.co.nz/the-tortoise-and-the-hare