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The Worm

30 Jun 2022 to 3 Jul 2022
Thu - 6.30 PM | Sat & Sun 10 AM & 2 PM
For adults aged seven and older
Event type: 
Music, Show, Theatre
Free, bookings essential
The Herald Theatre
Aotea Centre, Aotea – Te Pokapū 50 Mayoral Drive Auckland Central Auckland 1010


For adults seven and older  - FREE but you must book at

When a giant bird beak breaks through the ceiling and snatches his mother away, a little worm must go on an epic adventure to save her. 

However, the journey to the surface is riddled with danger. It takes the little worm through a dark subterranean world, full of empty streets and flea-bitten bars. He must dodge the sharp spade of the gardener, outsmart poisonous spiders and battle the ruler of the underworld, The Blind Rat and her henchman Snail.

Featuring original music performed live by Carnivorous Plant Society and extraordinary design by Andrew Foster, Elizabeth Whiting and Rachel Marlow acclaimed theatre company Nightsong (Mr Red Light, Te Pō) brings their trademark visual style to this delightfully surreal and anarchically absurd show that will entertain and enthral young and old alike.

The Worm is supported by the Local Activation Fund Programme, administered by Auckland Unlimited on behalf of the New Zealand Government