Past Event17 Sep 2016

Commander Claire and the Pirates of Provence

No longer available

Bruce Mason Centre

Family & Kids

Ooh la la! Something sinister is afoot. New Zealand is under attack from the infamous French pirate, Captain Langlois and his fiendish Gallic rooster, Napoleon. From the Hauraki Gulf to Foveaux Strait, nowhere is safe from their piratical plundering.

When all else fails, New Zealand turns to the Royal New Zealand Navy and the courageous Commander Claire to lead the resistance against the feisty French marauder. What she uncovers could change the course of New Zealand history forever!

This fast-paced, funny show has lots of audience participation, puppetry and songs, and is perfect for kids aged 5+. 

Directed by Mark Hadlow, children and grown-ups alike will be delighted by this fun-filled panto.

Read our Q&A with director Mark Hadlow.

This is a FREE performance in celebration of the Royal NZ Navy’s 75th birthday! Book your tickets in advance to ensure you don’t miss out on the day - tickets are limited to two tickets per transaction, in order to accommodate everyone for this free performance.


Don’t forget to check out The Complete History of the Royal New Zealand Navy Abridged – in celebration of the Royal NZ Navy’s 75th birthday and proudly supported by Siemens.

Download a fun Commander Claire colouring page!

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