TEN DAYS ON THE ISLAND

Hide the Dog

WORLD PREMIERE SEASON
Fri 19 Mar 2021 6:00pm Sat 20 Mar 2021 1:00pm Sat 20 Mar 2021 6:00pm Sun 21 Mar 2021 1:00pm

Ten Days on the Island announced the postponement of Hide the Dog which was to have been presented in the Theatre Royal in nipaluna/Hobart from 19 - 21 March. The Trans-Tasman production included performers from Aotearoa/New Zealand who have been prevented from travelling to Australia due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Auckland.

Artistic Director Lindy Hume said:

"With a heavy heart, we have postponed the World Premiere season of Nathan Maynard and Jamie McCaskill's family show Hide the Dog.

“The Ten Days on the Island team has been looking forward to sharing this centrepiece event for the 2021 Festival with Tasmanian audiences and revealing the surprises and delights of the production's theatrical designs, puppetry and costumes.

“We are doubly disappointed and saddened for our Hide the Dog and Tasmania Performs colleagues who have already been through this scenario in January, with the show's cancellation at the Sydney Festival due to the Northern Beaches outbreak.

“We trust our audiences will find joy in many of the other performances in the program - especially Leonard's Beautiful Pictures in the Theatre Royal."

As no new dates can be locked in at this time, all ticket holders to Hide the Dog will be contacted by Ten Days on the Island’s ticketing team and receive a full refund.

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CO WRITTEN BY NATHAN MAYNARD (TRAWLWOOLWAY/PAKANA) & JAMIE MCCASKILL (NGĀTI TAMATERĀ, TE ATI HAUNUI A PĀPĀRANGI, NGĀ PUHI)

Playing in the bush, besties Niarra and Te Umuroa accidentally stumble upon the world’s last Tasmanian Tiger. How will they keep their new friend safe from harm?
Dodging hunters, these young heroes set sail across the Tasman Sea to hide the dog! But hunters aren’t the only ones on their tail. They’ll have to outwit Māori gods and palawa spirits to save their furry friend.

Hide the Dog is a trans-Tasman creation from lutruwita/Tasmanian playwright Nathan Maynard (pakana) and Aotearoa/New Zealand writer Jamie McCaskill (Māori). Director Isaac Drandic (Noongar) and designer Jane Hakaraia (Māori) transform Hobart’s Theatre Royal into a magical world with elaborate costumes, projections and spectacular effects.
Intrepid young explorers will delight in this celebration of adventure, friendship and the power of
culture.

Hide the Dog is a Tasmania Performs Production.

CAST: Melodie Reynolds-Diarra (Wangkathaa), Reuben Hohepa Butler (Māori), Tibian Wyles (Girramay and Kalkadoon), Introducing
Zak Thomas Martin (Māori) and Najwa Adams-Ebel (Biri-Guba)

CREDITS: Co-Writers Nathan Maynard (pakana) & Jamie McCaskill (Ngāti Tamaterā, Te Ati Haunui a Pāpārangi, Ngā Puhi)
Director Isaac Drandic (Noongar), Assistant Director and pakana Cultural Advisor Nathan Maynard (pakana), Set Designer Jane Hakaraia (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga), Sound Designer and Māori Cultural Advisor Maaka McGregor (Māori), AV Designer Keith Deverell, Costume Designer Sabio Evans, Assistant Director and Cultural Advisor Nathan Maynard (pakana), Associate Designer and Design pakana Guide Denni Proctor (pakana), Additional Cultural Advisor Maakarita Paku, Producer Annette Downs

Other supporters include Arts Tasmania, Tim Minchin, Terrapin, Theatre Royal and Alive Technologies.

Creative Development Supporters include Taki Rua, Creative NZ, ILLBIJERRI Theatre Company, Capital E, Bryony Anderson, Rachel Lang, anonymous PAC conference delegates, Terrapin, Arts Centre Melbourne and QPAC.

PARTNERS: Major Festival Initiative, Tasmania Performs, Tas Govt, Performing Lines, City of Hobart

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Brisbane Festival, RISING Melbourne, Ten Days on the Island and Sydney Festival.

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