Magic, mime, puppetry and break-dancing will be stirred up in a pot and served to you by The Magic Chicken next month.
Trygve Wakenshaw and Barnie Duncan star as two hapless and unsuspecting chefs in the family show, who are caught off guard when a feathery intruder attempts to steal Ethel, their golden egg-laying chicken.
What starts out as a quiet day in their Seussian kitchen turns into chaos, with chefs Toot and Collins throwing kitchen tools and food, falling over and running with knives.
The Magic Chicken was first created in 2004, but ceased production in 2006.
Five years later, Wakenshaw and Duncan returned to the stage, wiser and craftier, with the hope of showing The Magic Chicken to the world.
The show returns to Taranaki, having been performed in 2005 during the Taranaki International Arts Festival.
The show could be described as a live cartoon and is full of comedy, says TSB Showplace venue manager Nelita Byrne.
"We are so excited to welcome the return of The Magic Chicken.
"It's a great way to show your family just how much fun a visit to the theatre can be, and a sure way to brighten the school holidays."
Accompanied by live music, The Magic Chicken claims to entertain everyone, from 6- year-olds to 96-year-olds, Byrne says.
Funded by Creative New Zealand, the production is the second performance presented by the Central North Island Arts Consortium this year, after it presented Strike Elemental in April.
zThe Magic Chicken,
July 5, 2pm.
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