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The Great Piratical Rumbustification 2024 – Live On Stage

The Great Piratical Rumbustification 2024 – Live On Stage


  • Tue 30 Apr ’24, 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Tue 30 Apr ’24, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Wed 1 May ’24, 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Wed 1 May ’24, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Thu 2 May ’24, 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Thu 2 May ’24, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Fri 3 May ’24, 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Fri 3 May ’24, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Sat 4 May ’24, 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Sat 4 May ’24, 10:30am – 11:30am
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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 13 April: $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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The Great Piratical Rumbustification
by Margaret Mahy 
Adapted for the stage by Tim Bray
Songs by Christine White

Created for ages 3-10
Show run time: approx. 50-60 minutes, no interval

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Hoist the Flag of Fun & Mayhem

Shiver me timbers! The pirates are restless, yearning for a grand piratical adventure. "Oh, for a pirate party!" they proclaim. But, as any good pirate knows, a proper pirate party must be a stolen one. So now, get ready to set sail into the high seas of imagination as Margaret Mahy's delightful tale, The Great Piratical Rumbustification comes to life in a swashbuckling stage performance by Tim Bray Theatre Company.

Join our young hero, Oliver Terrapin, as he opens up the doors of his oblivious parents’ home for a party – a party with real pirates! Mayhem ensues in this rollicking, rumbunctious rumpus of an escapade by Tim Bray Theatre Company that promises the most piratical fun you've had in years. Yo ho ho!

Review: “Perhaps (Tim) Bray's most noteworthy quality as an adapter/director of children's stories is his uncanny ability to find the essence of the works he adapts and to find ways to translate this to the stage. His work with Mahy's quirky creations is no exception.  It's been my pleasure to see many of (Tim) Bray's children's theatre works but I have to say The Great Piratical Rumbustification is quite simply his best effort yet and it's all down to harmony.” – Lexie Matheson, Theatreview

NZSL Interpreted:
Thu 2 May 10:30am + Deaf Stage Experience post-show (School Term performance)
Discounted tickets for Deaf and disabled patrons.

Sensory Relaxed:
Wed 1 May 10:30am (Schools Only)
Discounted tickets for Neurodivergent patrons.

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