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Tim Bray Shows @The Pumphouse
Pumphouse Show Bookings with HASCA: Coordinator is Sharon Dove


Tim Bray is a clever man who takes the most wonderful children’s stories and brings them to life on stage!

At the beginning of most terms Sharon organises a group booking for home-schooling families to attend a Tim Bray Production. These shows are held at The Pumphouse Theatre, in Takapuna (Killarney Park, just off Manurere Avenue).

A minimum of 20 people are required for a group booking.


$14.00 per head for 20-49 seats (Includes 2.5% surcharge + booking fee)
$12.50 per head for 50+ seats (Includes 2.5% surcharge + booking fee)

We welcome you to express interest in any 2019 shows and Sharon will be in touch with information nearer the time.

For general HASCA information, please contact or visit


TERM ONE - The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate by Margaret Mahy - BOOKINGS OPEN!

Ahoy me’ hearties! Margaret Mahy’s rollicking and funny pirate adventure, which makes for a brilliant family outing.
The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate tells the story of Sam, an ordinary man who wears an ordinary suit and who works in an ordinary office. But his mother is an extraordinary mother – she’s a pirate and yearns to see the sea again.
A wonderful and madcap adventure ensues as they travel to the sea, with much audience involvement. You and your children will adore this all-time favourite story by New Zealand’s literary treasure, Margaret Mahy.

TERM TWO - We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
For brave hunters and bear-lovers, the classic chant-aloud by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.
Follow and join in the family’s excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!

TERM THREE - The Little Yellow Digger by Betty and Alan Gilderdale
Based on the series of children’s picture books about The Little Yellow Digger by Betty and Alan Gilderdale. When the little yellow digger gets stuck in the mud, a range of bigger diggers are sent to finish the job…plus other fun adventures of this tenacious machine. Stories featured in the show are The Little Yellow Digger saves the Whale, The Little Yellow Digger at the Zoo, The Little Yellow Digger, The Little Yellow Digger and the Bones, The Little Yellow Digger goes to School.

TERM FOUR - The Santa Claus Show ’19 by Tim Bray
Kelly and Alana are best friends and decide to write to Santa Claus. But Kelly sends the longest list of things that a child wants for Christmas that Santa has ever seen. Santa flies Kelly to the North Pole so she can learn for herself the true meaning of Christmas. Now in it’s 17th year – a magical, traditional Christmas treat.

These shows are aimed at children aged 3 to 8 years but enjoyed by children and adults of all ages!

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