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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, 2018


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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