Who is behind Little Dog Barking – Theatre Company?
Peter Wilson, Director, established Little Dog Barking in 2010. Peter’s vision for the company is to create innovative and original theatre productions for Early Childhood and Lower Primary School audiences.
Little Dog Barking creates the thrill and magic of live theatre in their centre or school, and brings to children the stories of their world, told and presented in simple and imaginative ways. Little Dog Barking regularly hosts school holiday performances in the Hutt Valley, Kapiti and Paekakariki.
What is your target age-group?
Our productions are specifically aimed at Early Childhood and Lower Primary School aged groups, making the performances accessible and intimate by presenting them in your centre or school. This means the audiences are smaller, children are in their familiar environments, creating greater opportunity for participation in the performances. We bring everything, the actors, sets, props, puppets and the magic! We perform directly into classrooms, school halls, libraries and staff-rooms!
Peter Wilson was the founding artistic director of the Capital E National Theatre for Children; Whilst with that organization he created many popular early childhood programmes including; Farm at the End of the Road, Seasons, On our Street and Songs of the Sea. For Little Dog Barking he has created Party Pigs & a Sausage went for a Walk, Little Kowhai Tree, Paper Shaper, Paper Plays, Duck Death and the Tulip, The Pond and his new piece Rupert.
Please see our website for where our public performances are and ticketing information http://www.littledogbarking.co.nz/calendar-of-events/
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
For the October School holidays we are local with the performance of Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge at the Little Theatre, Queens Drive, Lower Hutt on the 5th October at 10am, 11.30am and 1.30pm (we are also at Te Papa, Kapiti and Upper Hutt, please refer to website for further information).
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge is based on the book by Mem Fox and is adapted to the stage by Peter Wilson & Kenny King. A play that uses the magic of storytelling and puppetry. A wonderful work for both children and adults. This performance is suitable for ages up to 10 years old and their companions.
A book that is so well loved by young children and now a magical stage play that deals so powerfully with childhood and age, with memory and with relationships. Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge is just four years old, he lives next door to a rest home for old people. He knows all the residents very well but his favourite person is Miss Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper because she has four names, just like him.
Outpawed raffle prize
Little Dog Barking have contributed a fantastic prize - a free family pass worth $40 to 'Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge' in the October school holidays!
You can find out more about Little Dog Barking on their website, or on Facebook:
Tickets for the raffle will be available at the August Petone Winter Market, 10.30am to 3pm, 19th August, at the Petone Baptist Church, 38 Buick Street, Petone.
The Petone Winter Markets are the place to buy locally made creations, snack on tasty treats, and fuel up with coffee from Ripe. Drop off the kids at the fully fenced play area while you browse our 30+ indoor stalls and take in the stylings of some local entertainers. There will be all kinds of winter woollies, magpie treasures, tasty treats, and fantastic gift ideas for all! Bring a carry bag – we’re a plastic-bag-free event.
In the weeks leading up to each market, we will be running a gold-coin-entry colouring competition, featuring poster artwork by Cat Drayer from Copper Catkin. Proceeds from the competition will help local charity Outpawed with the care and management of stray and feral cats (and KITTENS) in the Wellington region. The prize is a fantastic play-date with some Outpawed kittens. KITTENS!
Join us and help brighten these wintery weekends with some family-friendly handmade goodness!
And did we mention KITTENS (not little dogs, lol)?
Enter our colouring competitions or buy some tasty treats on the day to help raise funds for our chosen cause, Outpawed!
“Outpawed is a NZ-registered charity dedicated to the care and management of stray and feral cats in the Wellington region.
We provide shelter for wild cats and kittens, and aim to desex, socialise, vaccinate, microchip and find homes for as many of these cats as possible. We are also involved in trap-neuter-return (TNR) for cats that cannot be integrated into a household environment. Where TNR is necessary, cats are released into managed colonies where they are fed and monitored.
We aim to work with local government and other animal welfare organisations to obtain the best outcome possible for the feral cat population. Our goal is to reduce this population over time through desexing and adoption."