I have to be 100% honest with you, I didn’t have any great expectations for this.
Puppetry is slightly above mime but just below musical comedy in the theatre hierarchy, and my thoughts of how this could possibly work in a space as dull and uncomfortable as the Herald Theatre were all pretty bleak.
How. Wrong. Could. I. Have. Ever. Been?
This was and is a total joy and gem of a show. The incredible musicians are perfectly timed to the live action, the puppetry was dazzling and the videography used alongside pre-created sets was magical.
They swap narrators out each show, and we were lucky enough to have Chloe Swarbrick (my daughter was thrilled to see her), and at the end the entire crowd were on their feet cheering.
My daughter( being a native of K rd) was ecstatic that so many of the sets were based on and around K rd so if you actually live in the inner city and have kids – you really need to go to this.
Worth ever cent.
Where:Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, CBD, Auckland
Under 30s: $30.00
Group 6+: $39.00
Adult A Reserve: $42.00
Adult Best Seats: $49.00