Duration: 29th May 2017 – 30th June 2017

Location: Touring Canterbury Primary Schools

Price: $5.00 per child

Created and Directed by Rutene Spooner and Holly Chappell

A new bi-lingual story of mystery and discovery from the same creative team that brought you Maui and the Sun and Matariki- the little eyes in the sky.


MATATIHI : Maia’s journey of bravery

Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei.

Matatihi- Maia’s journey of bravery will expose children to stories and characters routed in the Canterbury rohe, taking the audience on a journey to discover Te waka o Aoraki; local mountains, lakes and legendary creatures. This show will inspire young people to be bold, to be proud of what makes them different and to carve their own path in the world. Matatihi- Maia’s journey of bravery is an action-packed, unapologetic and fierce story of bravery told through live music, puppetry, kapahaka, song, story-telling and Te Reo Māori language.

Coinciding with Matariki festival celebrations The Court Theatre will tour Matatihi –Maia’s journey of bravery to Canterbury primary schools from 29th May 2017 – 30th June 2017. Performances at 9.30am and 2pm Monday-Friday. Tickets are $5.00 (inclusive of GST) per child (no charge for teachers) and a minimum booking of 100 children is needed.