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Badjelly The Witch- live on stage (Māngere)

26 Jul 2022 to 30 Jul 2022
10:30am and 1:00pm daily
A children’s cult classic, oozing with comedy
Event type: 
Māngere Arts Centre- Ngā Tohu o Uenuku
Corner Bader Drive and, Orly Avenue, Māngere, Auckland 2022


by Spike Milligan
adapted for the stage by Tim Bray

Created for Ages 5 - 10
Show Run Time: Approx. 50-60 minutes, no interval

Children worldwide have grown up with the story of Tim and Rose’s madcap adventure through the great black forest and into Badjelly’s castle, and this July children of Auckland can experience the electric, cult classic stage show Badjelly The Witch live! From the loony world of Spike Milligan's original tale, Tim Bray, QSM has created a Monty Pythonesque comedy that sets off in search of a beloved lost cow. A quest full of twists and turns, with memorable characters and sausage turning spells. This bustling stage show will delight children and parents alike in a one-hour stage extravaganza.

“It’s a rollicking ride … delivers plenty of laughs for all ages.
“Mixing a 70s style with a dash of Monty Python, the creatives have clearly had plenty of fun in creating this larger-than-life version of Badjelly The Witch” – Dione Joseph, Theatreview

Accessible performances
NZSL Interpreted: 30 July 10:30am
Audio Described: 27 July 10:30am and 30 July 1:00pm. Touch Tour 1 hour before performance.

See our website for accessibility resources:

Costume Parade: Dress up in character! We love to see imaginations running wild and encourage our young audience to dress up as their favourite Badjelly characters. We will show off the costumes onstage with a parade at the start of the performance (Note: Saturday holiday shows only).

When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, 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.

Auckland’s leading theatre for children.

Awarded the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award 2020

Written by

Tim Bray Theatre Company, admin. by The Operating Theatre Trust

20 Jan 2022

Tim Bray Theatre Company is recognised as Auckland’s leading theatre company for children and, having been established in 1991, is one of New Zealand’s oldest professional theatre companies.