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The PumpHouse: The Great Piratical Rumbustification

13 April -10:30 am - 27 April -5:00 pm

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!

“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

— For NZSL Interpreted, Audio Described, and Sensory Relaxed performance dates and accessibility resources, head to timbray.org.nz/accessible-performances/

Costume Parade

Dress up in character! We love to see imaginations running wild and encourage our young audience to dress up as their favourite Great Piratical Rumbustification characters. We will take a moment to show off the costumes onstage with a parade at the start of the performance.

Dates and times

Gala Opening – Premium Price
Sat 6th April, 5:00 pm

Schools, ECCs, and Home School Groups (public also welcome)
Mon 8th April – Fri 12th April, 10:30 am and 1:00 pm

General Public
Sat 13th April – Sat 27th April, 10:30 am and 1:00 pm; No shows Sunday
* Thu 25th April (ANZAC Day), 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm *

Audio Described + Touch Tour
Tue 9th April & Sat 20th April, 1:00 pm

Sensory Relaxed
Wed 10th April (schools only) & Mon 15th April, 10:30 am

NZ Sign Language Interpreted
Sat 6th April, 5:00 pm
Thu 11th April & Sat 27th April, 10:30 am


13 April -10:30 am
27 April -5:00 pm
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Tim Bray Theatre Company
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The PumpHouse Theatre
2a Manurere Avenue
Takapuna, Auckland New Zealand
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