Songs of The Sea – Waiata O Te Moana

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When: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - Friday, April 21, 2017
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Where: Southwards Theatre
Otaihanga Road
Otaihanga
Cost: $8, under 2s free
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As three children play by the ocean a large conch shell starts to whisper stories of the sea. Fluorescent fish float under a starry sky and a magical character appears in a rickety boat to tell his fishy tale.

Look closely at where the sky meets the sea and you might see something surprising! In a fusion of song, dance, puppets, te reo Māori and English, Songs of the Sea Waiata O Te Moana unfolds the mysteries and myths of where the first fish came from. From Ra and Marama (Sun and Moon) to Ite Ika o te Rangi (the Milky Way), colourful puppets and catchy music weave together four stories of the deep.

Beautiful, playful and a joy to watch this play will strike chords of wonder in younger audiences. Suitable for ages 2+.

Written by Peter Wilson, Directed by Jacqueline Coats and Music Composed by Stephen Gallagher