Greedy Cat

Tim Bray Theatre Company presents

GREEDY CAT by Joy Cowley, Illustrated by Robyn Belton, Adapted for the stage by Tim Bray

Ages: 3 -10

Show Length : 55 minutes with no interval

Due to Popular Demand extra shows and venues have been added. BOOK NOW!

We are touring to Māngere, return to The PumpHouse and head to Manukau in October and November. See tour dates below.

Join us in the theatre for Greedy Cat and help us celebrate our 100th show season of live theatre since 1991!

About the Show

“Greedy Cat sat by the big fridge door. Meow! Meow! Meow! He wanted more.” New Zealand’s most famous cat appears live on stage in a delightful, funny and furry show. Based on ten of Joy Cowley’s much-loved early reader books, this show captures the adventures of Greedy Cat and a host of quirky characters familiar to young readers right across the country, with thousands of Kiwi kids introduced to them in primary schools every year.

Our 2020 Greedy Cat cast is Max Easey as Greedy Cat, Kat Glass as Mum and Aunt Ann, and Calum Hughes as Dad and a handful of other characters, and Emma Jenkins-Purro as Katie. The actors are joined stage side by musician Thomas Botting.

After COVID-19 interrupted plans for Aotearoa’s favourite cat to prowl around on stage earlier in the year, we are delighted to finally let him out of the bag as Greedy Cat returns to stage these school holidays!

“Tim Bray and team bring to life author Joy Cowley and illustrator Robin Belton’s Greedy Cat with a production that celebrates feline curiosities and fun; creating a hugely enjoyable (and far more affordable) kids alternative to Lloyd-Webber’s global hit, Cats.”

Theatreview, 2010 premiere season

“This snappy adaption is a feast of colour with something for everyone, a steady rhythm of anticipation and slapstick, and an element of audience participation to heighten the energy in  the room.”

“From the welcome in te reo Māori, to the pitch for the outreach programme, Gift a Seat™ and the explanation of its accessible performances (for hearing and vision impaired), this theatre company oozes inclusivity with a rare authenticity.”

Megan Fowlie, Theatreview Sept 20th, 2020

School Holiday Shows (nearly sold out – check alternate show times and venues below)

26 September – 10 October
10.30am and 1pm daily

The PumpHouse Theatre Term 4 Shows

20 – 22 October
10.30am and 1pm daily

Māngere Arts Centre, Māngere

13 – 16 October
10.30am and  1pm daily

Vodafone Event Centre, Manukau

3 – 5 November
10.30am and  1pm daily

When you make your booking you may like to donate to our Gift a Seat™ programme. This allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer a free seat to a child from a low decile school, Kelston Deaf Education Centre, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ) or Make-A-Wish (NZ).

Gift a Seat™ – Where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre.

Accessible Performances

Sensory Relaxed Show

28 September – 1pm (The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna)

We have tools to help with your Sensory Relaxed journey to the theatre.

Audio Described Show with Touch Tour

26 September – 1pm (The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna)

15 October – 10:30am (Māngere Arts Centre, Māngere)

Book your headsets for the show.

NZ Sign Language Interpreted Shows

19 September – 5 pm (Gala Performance)

24 September – 10.30 am (The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna)

26 September – 10:30 am (The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna)

3 November – 10.30am (Vodafone Event Centre, Manukau)