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Event: Greedy Cat

After COVID-19 interrupted plans for Aotearoa’s favourite cat to prowl around on stage earlier in the year, Tim Bray Theatre Company (TBTC) is delighted to finally let him out of the bag as Greedy Cat returns! Celebrating their 100th show season by taking it to both sides of the bridge, Greedy Cat will play at Takapuna’s The PumpHouse Theatre from September 19 – October 10, and Māngere Arts Centre from October 13 – 16

Coming to life on stage, Bray based his script on ten of the beloved early-reader books with two original songs – one by Christine White, and one by Phil Hornblow – creating a delightful, funny, and furry show that first captivated audiences in 2010. The adventures of Greedy Cat and a host of quirky characters are familiar to young readers right across the country, with thousands of Kiwi kids introduced to them in primary schools every year. Last performed in 2015, this iteration will feature the same new cast of TBTC fan favourites booked to perform before COVID-19 shut down rehearsals – the delightful Max Easey as Greedy Cat, Kat Glass as Mum and Aunt Ann, and Calum Hughes as Dad and a handful of other characters, and Emma Jenkins-Purro as Katie. 
 “Tim Bray and team bring to life author Joy Cowley and illustrator Robyn Belton’s Greedy Cat with a production that celebrates feline curiosities and fun; creating a hugely enjoyable (and far more affordable) kids alternative to Lloyd-Webber’s global hit, Cats.” 
 – Theatreview, 2010 premiere season
Made possible by an incredible response from their audience who donated $100,000 to support the company through uncertain times, Tim Bray Theatre Company is thrilled to be bringing an amazing offering of theatre to Kiwi kids and their loved ones this year. Suitable for children aged 3-10, TBTC have been able to donate 1,200 tickets through their ‘Gift a Seat™’ initiative, transferring groups to The PumpHouse Theatre and Māngere Arts Centre by bus for those who would otherwise be unable to see the show in its full glory. There is also a renewed emphasis on accessibility, with NZ Sign Language interpreted performances, audio described performances preceded by touch tours, and a sensory relaxed performance – all aimed to ensure every child in Auckland has the opportunity to experience the magic of theatre catered to them.
Based on the books written by Joy Cowley and illustrated by Robyn Belton
Adapted for the stage by Tim Bray
With song by Christine White and song by Phil Hornblow
Suitable for ages 3-10; Show Length: Approx 50 minutes
Book now via timbray.org.nz

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The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna 
19 Sep – 10 Oct
Ph 09 489 8360
For tickets to the public shows, with special discounts for holiday progammes and groups, visit https://nz.patronbase.com/_PumpHouse/Productions/GCTB/Performances
Limited tickets remain for the education season. Special discounts apply for schools, preschools and home school groups. For tickets, visit https://nz.patronbase.com/_PumpHouse/Productions/TEGC/Performances
*The show will go ahead if we are still in Level 2 for 70 people as per PumpHouse COVID-19 regulations. At Level 1 the show can be performed at full capacity of 192.
Māngere Arts Centre, Māngere 
13 – 16 Oct
Ph 0800 289 849
Tickets for Māngere Arts Centre are available through Eventfinda

Accessible performances at The PumpHouse Theatre

NZ SIGN LANGUAGE interpreted performances:
Saturday 19 September, 5pm and Thursday 24 September, 10:30am and 1:00pm and Saturday 26th September 10.30am.
Tuesday 22 September, 1pm and Saturday 26 September, 1pm.
Please note the Touch Tour starts at 12pm (1 hr before the show).
SENSORY RELAXED performance on Monday 28 September 1pm.

NOTE – copy supplied by publicist

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