The PumpHouse: A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories

10 April 2021 - 01 May 2021 , .

Created for Ages: 3-10
Show Run Time: 50 mins

Accessible performances available:
NZ Sign Language Interpreted
Audio Described
Sensory Relaxed

Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage.

“Mother, there is a big, roaring, yellow, whiskery lion in the meadow!”

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories brings to life Margaret Mahy’s timeless tales in a magical show that celebrates the wonderment of children’s imagination. Weaving through Mahy’s much-loved stories A Lion in the Meadow, Leaf Magic and The Witch in the Cherry Tree, and her poems Magic and The Reluctant Hero, or Footprints in the Snow, we journey with a young boy on his spellbound adventures. Celebrating the places a youthful imagination can take us, the young boy’s mother misses the magic lost in the tasks of adulthood – a reminder to keep the fires of our imaginations burning.

Featuring a cast of memorable characters and a story brought to life with a live music soundtrack, this fun-filled escapade for the whole family will set imaginations soaring.

“If all the world of magic’s gone,
And witches do not sail the sea
In egg-shells halved, with broom-stick oars –
This world is not the place for me.”

Margaret Mahy, ONZ (1936-2012)

Costume Parade

Dress up in character! We love to see imaginations running wild and encourage our young audience to dress up as their favourite Margaret Mahy character. We will take a moment to show off the costumes onstage with a parade at the start of the performance (Note: School holiday and Saturday shows only).

 

For more information and to book, please visit The PumpHouse website, here.