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kōtuku and the Moon Child - family puppet show

Saturday 15th September 2018

Masks, Puppetry and breath-taking original music by Wellington composer David Sanders - a story told with absolutely no spoken word. Created by Nelson’s own theatre company Birdlife Productions, ‘kōtuku and the Moon Child’ is thoroughly enchanting for everyone aged 5 and over.
Maori believe that seeing just one White Heron/kōtuku in your life will bring you good fortune – but what if your sister got captured by a bad one and it was your fault so you went after her and got captured as well? How could this possibly be seen as ‘good fortune’ – unless of course your adventure turned out better than expected and some really cool stuff happened on the way . . . .
“This is an absolutely brilliant production. The wonderful storytelling abilities of Roger and Bridget [Birdlife Productions] will take you on a journey of exquisite artistry and simplicity that will leave you wanting more. True story telling at its finest.” Joel Bolton QSO, Conductor.

Family Friendly


September 15


11am and 6pm


Nelson & suburbs, Richmond & surrounds, Nelson Lakes / Murchison, Mapua / Moutere / Motueka


Ghostlight Theatre
146 Bridge Street, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$10 General admission ($35 family of 4)
Suitable or age 5 and over

Tickets from Eventfinder or Door sales


Ph. 0274477846

Additional Info

Official Website

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