29 Jun 2011
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Capital E National Theatre for Children welcomes home charming puppets Bernie and Elton in their production of Boxes. Following a hit season in Auckland and Australia, this popular show returns to delight Wellington families in the July school holidays.
Capital E National Theatre for Children welcomes home charming puppets Bernie and Elton in their production of Boxes.Following a hit season in Auckland and Australia, this popular show returns to delight Wellington families in the July school holidays.
Elton is moving house and all his belongings are packed up in boxes. As he sets up home, the stage fills with furniture and objects ingeniously created from cardboard boxes, all shapes and sizes. But something is amiss… histea turns into coffee, his flowers disappear and he discovers someone has been sleeping in his bed! As he comes face to face with the mysterious Bernie, a witty tale of friendship unfolds as they discover it’s much easier to enjoy a cup tea together than argue over whose place setting is best.
Directed by Peter Wilson, brought to life by the amazing talents of Australian-based puppeteers Annie Forbes and Tim Denton, complete with a toe-tapping and engaging score composed by Thomas Press, this is perfect entertainment for the whole family.
Creative Producer, Stephen Blackburn, explains, “As the show is predominantly a visual experience full of magical moments, it provides ideal entertainment for families who are new to the English language and children with hearing impairments to enjoy this enchanting story ─ it really is a delight for all.”
After seeing the show, children can drop into the Capital E playground and have fun creating their own box inspired masterpiece to take home.
Book tickets for the opening show on Saturday 16 July and you could be one of 10 people receiving a Mystery Prize Box full of treats and entertainment for the kids.
When: 16 - 30July
Time: Sat 16 2pm Mon 18 – Sat 30 11am & 1pm
Venue: McKenzie Theatre, Capital E
Booking: Call 04 913 3740 or visit www.capitale.org.nz
Title: A tale of friendship in a world of boxes - Capital E
Venue: Capital E National Theatre for Children
Date: 16 July 2011