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Mrs Wishy-Washy 2024 – Live On Stage

Mrs Wishy-Washy 2024 – Live On Stage


  • Tue 15 Oct ’24, 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Tue 15 Oct ’24, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Wed 16 Oct ’24, 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Wed 16 Oct ’24, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Thu 17 Oct ’24, 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Thu 17 Oct ’24, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Fri 18 Oct ’24, 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Fri 18 Oct ’24, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Sat 19 Oct ’24, 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Sat 19 Oct ’24, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
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BNZ Theatre at Due Drop Events Centre, 770 Great South Rd, Manukau City


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Early Bird Discount Days – available before 9am Sat 28 Sept: $23.55
  • Individual ticket (adult or child): $26.62
  • Senior Citizen: $24.06
  • Family Pass (4 tickets):: $24.06
  • Additional Family Pass ticket (each): $24.06
  • Access ticket for Disabled Patrons: $24.06
  • Access Ticket for Deaf Patrons: $24.06
  • Access ticket for Neurodivergent Patrons: $24.06
  • Companion ticket (to support Access ticket Patrons): $24.06
  • Schools or ECCs (Each): $14.86
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Mrs Wishy-Washy
by Joy Cowley
Adapted for the stage by Tim Bray
Songs by Christine White

Created for ages 3-8
Show run time: approx. 50-60 minutes, no interval

"Oh, lovely mud!" exclaim Mrs Wishy-Washy's farm animals Cow, Duck, and Pig. These beloved characters from Joy Cowley's series of picture books are about to come to life in a hilarious stage performance by Tim Bray Theatre Company. While the animals just love getting mucky, Mrs Wishy-Washy is determined to keep them spotless for the Big Farm Fair.

In this funny farmyard adventure, audiences will be treated to comical chaos as Mrs Wishy-Washy attempts to give her muddy animal buddies a good scrub. This tale teaches valuable lessons about determination, friendship and the consequences of one's actions, while offering plenty of opportunities to enjoy some good, clean, laugh-out loud fun.

Review: “Mrs Wishy-Washy is more than just a comfortable hour-long dalliance in the theatre. It is a fine addition to children’s theatre repertoire and it does Joy Cowley proud on every level. It’s well worth a visit, but get in quick because it’s bound to sell out.” – Lexie Matheson, Theatreview

NZSL Interpreted:
Thu 17th October 10:30am + Deaf Stage Experience post-show (School Term performance)
Discounted tickets for Deaf and disabled patrons.

Sensory Relaxed:
Wed 16th October 10:30am (Schools Only)

For NZSL Interpreted and Sensory Relaxed accessibility resources, head to

Gift a Seat™ You can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre through donating to Gift a Seat™. Through the Gift a Seat™ programme, Tim Bray Theatre Company offers free seats to children from schools that need support. We also offer free seats to specialist schools, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education and BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), as well as families from Make-A-Wish (NZ).

Tim Bray Theatre Company is Auckland’s leading theatre for children and was awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. This organisation is administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517).

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