Kid around at Centrepoint
Following the success of previous school holiday productions, Centrepoint Theatre is about to unleash another school holiday adventure.
Te Re¯hia Theatre Company is returning with a new children’s show Ruia te Ka¯kano: Te Haerenga o Ho¯iho/ The Journey of Ho¯iho written and directed by Tainui Tukiwaho.
A witty weave of traditional and contemporary, The Journey of Ho¯iho is about friendship, fun and adventure set in the natural world of Aotearoa. Ho¯iho (a yellow-eyed penguin) enlists the help of young heroine Mia to find his friend Ku¯aka (the godwit) who has not yet returned to New Zealand.
The interactive theatre show calls on its young audience to help guide Hoiho and Mia using te reo Maori while learning social and environmental responsibility.
‘‘We’re delighted to welcome back Te Rehia,’’ Centrepoint’s artistic director Jeff KingsfordBrown said. ‘‘Their bilingual shows for kids are inclusive, creative and, above all, fun.
Te Re¯hia’s previous productions in Palmerston North include highly acclaimed mask plays Hoki Mai Tama Ma¯ and SolOthello at Centrepoint, and Tamanui Te Ra/ Maui Tames the Sun at Te Manawa for Waitangi Day.
The Journey of Ho¯iho is on at Centrepoint from Wednesday, July 13, to Saturday, July 16, with two performances daily, 11am and 2pm. General admission is $10 with bookings online and 354 5740.
Mia and Hoiho the penguin from Te Rehia Theatre Company’s school holiday production of The Journey of Ho¯iho at Centrepoint Theatre.