kōtuku and the Moon Child
Masks, puppetry, music and no spoken word!
TITLE: kōtuku and the Moon Child
LENGTH OF SHOW: 55 mins
NO. OF PERFORMERS: 2
AGE SUITABILITY: 5 yrs to 95 yrs
AUDIENCE CAPCITY: 300
STAGE DIMENSIONS: 3m H x 5m W x 5m D
SET UP TIME: 1.5 hrs
TAKE DOWN TIME: 45 mins
LIGHTING: Some degree of blackout preferable
SOUND: Recorded Music and Sound effects
EQUIPMENT: We provide our own Laptop and Speaker
VENUE: Indoor Only at ground level (no stage)
'kōtuku and the Moon Child' is an ideal show for Schools and Community Halls but also designed for
Black Box Theatres and Festivals.
Thanks for support from
Maori believe that seeing just one kōtuku/White Heron in your life will bring you good fortune – but what if you strayed too far from home and got captured by a bad one who wanted to keep you as her own special treasure!
How could this possibly be ‘good fortune’?
And how would you find your way home?
'kōtuku and the Moon Child' is a classic Fairy tale, except that the Moon Child is a Balloon
and kōtuku is made from an old white bucket
and a plastic funnel, and the whole drama is
played out with a great deal of humour, pathos, spellbinding music - and no spoken words!
Written and Devised by Bridget and Roger Sanders
Original Music by David Sanders
Puppet and Set Construction by Bridget Sanders
Video by Peter Blasdale