by Joy Cowley
Illustrated by Robyn Belton
Adapted for the stage by Tim Bray
Created for Ages: 3 -10
Show Length : 55 min
“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