Every part of Australia is, always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the palawa – original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

World Premiere Season

Hide the Dog

Co written by Nathan Maynard (trawlwoolway/pakana) & Jamie McCaskill (Ngāti Tamaterā, Te Ati Haunui a Pāpārangi, Ngā Puhi)

60 mins


Melodie Reynolds-Diarra (Wangkathaa)
Reuben Hohepa Butler (Māori)
Tibian Wyles (Girramay and Kalkadoon)
Zak Thomas Martin (Māori) and
Najwa Adams-Ebel (Biri-Guba)


Co-Writers Nathan Maynard (pakana) & Jamie McCaskill (Ngāti Tamaterā, Te Ati Haunui a Pāpārangi, Ngā Puhi)
Director Isaac Drandic (Noongar)
Assistant Director and pakana Cultural Advisor Nathan Maynard (pakana)
Set Designer Jane Hakaraia (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga)
Sound Designer and Māori Cultural Advisor Maaka McGregor (Māori)
AV Designer Keith Deverell
Costume Designer Sabio Evans
Assistant Director and Cultural Advisor Nathan Maynard (pakana)
Associate Designer and Design pakana Guide Denni Proctor (pakana)
Additional Cultural Advisor Maakarita Paku
Producer Annette Downs

Other supporters include Arts Tasmania, Tim Minchin, Terrapin, Theatre Royal and Alive Technologies.

Creative Development Supporters include Taki Rua, Creative NZ, ILLBIJERRI Theatre Company, Capital E, Bryony Anderson, Rachel Lang, anonymous PAC conference delegates, Terrapin, Arts Centre Melbourne and QPAC.

Event Warnings

This event is suitable for children over the age of 5 years old. The show includes smoke, haze effects, strobe lighting and loud noises.

This performance has a strict lockout, latecomers will not be admitted.

Covid Info

Ten Days on the Island is closely following and implementing all restrictions and recommendations advised by National and State Governments regarding event operations, you can find the relevant government information here.

Contact tracing: Contact information for patrons attending this event will be collected at the point of online, phone or box office ticket purchase. This information will be held for 28 days, in accordance with Government requirements, and used for contact tracing if necessary.

For more information on COVID-19 safety measures in place at Ten Days on the Island, follow this link.

Image: Jillian Munday

Ten Days on the Island has had to postpone the World Premiere season of Nathan Maynard and Jamie McCaskill’s Hide the Dog at the Theatre Royal in nipaluna/Hobart from 19 – 21 March.
As no new dates have been confirmed, all ticket holders to Hide the Dog will receive a full refund.

Playing in the bush, besties Niarra and Te Umuroa accidentally stumble upon the world’s last Tasmanian Tiger. How will they keep their new friend safe from harm?

Dodging hunters, these young heroes set sail across the Tasman Sea to hide the dog! But hunters aren’t the only ones on their tail. They’ll have to outwit Māori gods and palawa spirits to save their furry friend.

Hide the Dog is a trans-Tasman creation from lutruwita/Tasmanian playwright Nathan Maynard (pakana) and Aotearoa/New Zealand writer Jamie McCaskill (Māori). Director Isaac Drandic (Noongar) and designer Jane Hakaraia (Māori) transform Hobart’s Theatre Royal into a magical world with elaborate costumes, projections and spectacular effects.

Intrepid young explorers will delight in this celebration of adventure, friendship and the power of culture.

Hide the Dog is a Tasmania Performs Production.



FULL PRICE: $35.00
CHILD (16 AND UNDER): $25.00
FAMILY (2A+2C): $100.00
GROUP (6+): $31.50
$4.95 transaction fee applies

Dates & Times

Theatre Royal - Main Stage

19/03/2021 6:00 pm
20/03/2021 1:00 pm
20/03/2021 6:00 pm
21/03/2021 1:00 pm

Venue Details

Theatre Royal - Main Stage

29 Campbell St, nipaluna/Hobart

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Brisbane Festival, RISING Melbourne, Ten Days on the Island and Sydney Festival.