Friday, 30 May 2014

Pamela Allen - Mr McGee

Pamela Allen is a fabulous New Zealand author. She is an award-winning author and celebrated illustrator of children’s books. She has won and been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the prestigious Margaret Mahy Medal (2004). Allen also won the Australian CBC Picture Book of the Year for two consecutive years, in 1983 and 1984, for Who Sank the Boat, and Bertie and the Bear. Allen’s books have been published around the world, and have been translated into French, Swedish and Japanese. Some of her other titles are Belinda the Cow, In Mary Elizabeth's House and the series of books about Mr McGee.

Her stories are being brought to life by Capital E Theatre. They are performing in New Plymouth on the 3rd and 4th of June at the TSB Showplace. Check out Ticketmaster for ticket information.

"As huge packing cases are opened, new worlds emerge, filled with quirky characters and stories. Using an assortment of props and found objects, the three performers bring the tales to sweet, music-infused life.  This wonderful production features adaptations of Pamela Allen’s stories 'Mr McGee', 'Alexander’s Outing', 'Belinda', 'Brown Bread and Honey', 'Mary Elizabeth’s House' and 'Mr McGee and the Biting Flea'. Prepare to be mesmerised and enchanted."