Saturday June 17, 2023
Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3004
Linda D'Ornay & Nay King
Language/ Cultural Consultant
RISING and Arts Centre Melbourne present
Hide The Dog, By Nathan Maynard (pakana) & Jamie McCaskill (M?ori)
Friends must outwit M?ori gods, Palawa spirits and hunters to save the world’s last Tasmanian Tiger.
After meeting a lovable thylacine called Tigs, two best friends Niarra and Te Umuroa wrangle a vessel and set sail to save their new friend from hunters. They face god-sized singing, dancing and wisecracking dangers along the way.
Written by Tasmanian playwright Nathan Maynard (Trawlwoolway pakana) and Aotearoa writer Jamie McCaskill (M?ori), Hide the Dog is a richly realised tale bursting with nimble puppetry and colourful costumes that takes us on the friends’ adventure via stunning scenic projections. West Australian director Isaac Drandic (Noongar) steers the ship a in a true trans-Tasman First Nations collaboration—the first created for children. It celebrates the power of friendship, the profound connections between cultures and shares a boatload of all-ages fun on the journey.