2. GAMES BE­GIN

Cap­i­tal E Na­tional Theatre for Chil­dren is bring­ing an ac­tion-packed high-paced pro­duc­tion to the Re­gent on Broad­way next week.

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Cap­i­tal E, the na­tional theatre for chil­dren, brings the play Steal­ing Games to the Re­gent On Broad­way.

Steal­ing Games by Gary Hen­der­son, pitched at school au­di­ences of 8 years and over, is a com­pelling story about the price of friend­ship.

When a play­ground ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing four close friends cre­ates a media frenzy, un­su­per­vised play­ing is banned. As they’re forced to play in pri­vate ‘‘Play­parks’’, the four friends find them­selves sep­a­rated and fac­ing moral and per­sonal chal­lenges. When Bren­dan con­fronts the per­son who is tak­ing his friends away, he un­cov­ers a hid­den agenda.

‘‘ Steal­ing Games en­cour­ages chil­dren to ex­plore friend­ships and peer pres­sure, rights to free play­time, media sen­sa­tion­al­ism, and what we should and shouldn’t have to pay for,’’ Cap­i­tal E’s Marianne Tay­lor ex­plains.

Four ac­tors play mul­ti­ple roles in this phys­i­cal pro­duc­tion fea­tur­ing slick chore­og­ra­phy, hu­mour and colour­ful cos­tumes.

At­ten­dance in­quiries can be made to Cap­i­tal E’s Sarah Tuck on 04 913 3741.

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Jack Buchanan, Joe Dekkers-Rei­hana, Elle Woot­ton and An­gela Fouhy are the Cap­i­tal E per­form­ers in the tour­ing pro­duc­tion of Steal­ing Games by Gary Hen­der­son.

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