Home to a happy group of people was a small island in the Pacific Ocean.
Why were they so happy?
They had everything they needed. They grew vegetables and fruit to eat, they caught fish. They played games with each other and told stories, stories of old and stories of new. Sometimes they sang those stories. They saw all colours that made up their world, the colour of the sand, the hills, the sea, the rocks. They gave the colours names like Yellow, Kowhai, Samasama. They told stories and sang songs about the fish in the sea. The big fish, the small fish and especially the Rainbow fish. The Rainbow fish had all the colours of the world.
There was one song they sang, of a time when the Rainbow Fish lost its colours, a time when the other fish in the sea had no colours, a time when the wind created great mischief to the people of the island and the fish in the sea.
Suitable for children 2-8 years old with their caregivers. We do not require registration for this free event. However, we may restrict numbers on the day for safety due to venue and crowd size.
We recommend arriving 15 minutes before the start of this event. Late arrivals may be admitted on a case-by-case basis.
Rainbows and Fishes Performed by Little Dog Barking Theatre is a part of Beyond the Page, a literary festival for tamariki and their whānau on from 16-19 July. Find out more on our website.