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Going West - Sofijas Garden

Going West - Sofijas Garden

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  • Sat 7 Sep ’19, 10:30am
  • Sun 8 Sep ’19, 12:00pm
  • Sat 14 Sep ’19, 2:00pm


Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mount Lebanon Ln, Henderson


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • CHILD: $10.00
  • ADULT: $15.00
  • FAMILY OF 4: $40.00

Enter a magical tent where Baba Sofija is waiting to tell her grandchildren a story – with their help, of course! Fiesty Kosjenka yearns to travel far away from her home, so she rides on the back of the wind and befriends the shy giant Reygoch.

Inspired by the oral histories of Dalmatian settlers, this story-within-a-story pays tribute to the pioneering spirit of these early families.

Award-winning playwright Renee Liang (Glucina) has adapted Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić’s century-old fairy tale into a cheeky and playful tale of discovery, adventure and growth set in West Auckland.

Director Tainui Tukiwaho (Cradle Song, Astroman) makes magic with masks, music and puppetry, and invites the audience to participate.

Featuring Virginia Frankovich
Music arranged by Leon Radojkovic.

Performed in English, Croatian and Te Reo Māori.

Thank you to the Henderson Local Board for their commission of the first version of the script in 2018 through the Outside The Square initiative.

School performances by arrangement.
Enquiries to Corban Estate Arts Centre 09 838 4455 or
For ages 5-12 and their grown-ups.
Performed in English, Croatian and Te Reo Māori.

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