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.

A Performing Lines TAS Production

HIDE THE DOG

(lutruwita/Aotearoa)

West + North West South

When

15 MAR 11AM – Nipaluna/Hobart (Schools Performance)
15 MAR 6.30PM – Nipaluna/Hobart
18 MAR 7PM – Pataway/Burnie
19 MAR 11AM – Pataway/Burnie

Where

BURNIE ARTS THEATREPataway/BurnieTHE THEATRE ROYALNipaluna/Hobart

Tickets

RESERVED SEATING
SINGLE TICKETS: $25.00 – $35.00
FAMILY OF FOUR: $80.00 – $120.00

Transaction fees apply

Duration

60 mins

Show Accessibility

AUSLAN INTERPRETED
Auslan Session

Wednesday 15 March 6:30pm – 7:30pm
THEATRE ROYAL
nipaluna/Hobart

Sunday 19 March 11:00am – 12:00pm
BURNIE ARTS THEATRE
pataway/Burnie

When booking your ticket at Burnie Arts Theatre and Theatre Royal, you will find Auslan-viewable seating on each seating map’s bottom-left corner.

Audio Description
Audio Description

Wednesday 15 March 6:30pm – 7:30pm
THEATRE ROYAL
nipaluna/Hobart

Sunday 19 March 11:00am – 12:00pm
BURNIE ARTS THEATRE
pataway/Burnie

Audio description services can be booked for both Theatre Royal and Burnie Arts Theatre by contacting Ten Days directly. Please note that availability is limited.

Tactile Tour
Tactile Tour

Wednesday 15 March 6:30pm – 7:30pm
THEATRE ROYAL
nipaluna/Hobart

Sunday 19 March 11:00am – 12:00pm
BURNIE ARTS THEATRE
pataway/Burnie

Tactile Tours will be presented on specific dates for both Burnie Arts Theatre and Theatre Royal shows. Positions on Tactile Tours can be booked by contacting Ten Days directly. Please note that availability is limited.

ASSISTED LISTENING
Assistive Listening
A hearing loop is available for all shows at Theatre Royal only. Please visit the Theatre Royal venue page here for more information.

Venue Accessibility

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Level Access
Level access to seating is available at Burnie Arts Theatre in the front row only. These seats are accessible on show day via a different venue entry that must be pre-arranged by contacting Ten Days.

Level access to seating is available at Theatre Royal in the Stalls when booking aisle seats on the left side of the map, with seat numbers starting at 1.

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Wheelchair Accessibility
When booking your tickets for the Burnie Arts Theatre, you will find seats reserved for people who use wheelchairs clearly marked. Please visit the Burnie Arts and Function Centre venue page here for more information.

Seating for people using wheelchairs at Theatre Royal can be booked directly through the Theatre Royal Box Office. Please visit the Theatre Royal venue page here for more information.

More information on Burnie Arts and Function Centre here.
More information on Theatre Royal here.

Warnings

Hide the Dog is suitable for children and young people aged 5-15yrs.

Contains moments of darkness, smoke, haze and loud sound. 

Covid

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

We, as well as the venue will be managing the risk of COVID-19 at our event venues in the following ways:

  1. Public availability of hand sanitiser at Festival venues.
  2. Patrons, staff, volunteers and artists are encouraged not to attend events if they are unwell.

Besties Niarra and Te Umuroa are playing in the bush; just another ordinary day… Until they chance upon the world’s last Tasmanian Tiger!

Eager to save their furry friend, Tigs, from wicked hunters, the trio cast off for Aotearoa. But hiding a Tiger is never plain sailing when powerful and playful Māori gods and palawa spirits are involved!

Hide the Dog is the first trans-Tasman, First Nations work for children. Adorable and fun, it shares deep cultural knowledge and reveals profound connections across the two cultures.

Co-written by Tasmanian playwright Nathan Maynard (pakana) and Aotearoa writer Jamie McCaskill (Māori), Hide the Dog is a world premiere production from Performing Lines TAS, with direction by Isaac Drandic (Noongar) and a spectacular set from Māori designer Jane Hakaraia.

Intrepid explorers of all ages will delight in this heart-warming, family-friendly celebration of true friendship, big adventure and the power of First Nations’ cultures.

Cast

Tibian Wyles (Girramay, Kalkadoon)

Najwa Adams Ebel (Birri-Gubba)

Elaine Crombie (Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara)

Tyler Wilson Kokiri (Māori)

Poroaki Merritt-McDonald (Māori)

 

Credits

Co-written by Nathan Maynard (Trawlwoolway/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)

Cast Tibian Wyles (Girramay, Kalkadoon), Najwa Adams Ebel (Birri-Gubba), Elaine Crombie (Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara), Tyler Wilson Kokiri (Māori), Najwa Adams Ebel (Birri-Gubba), and Poroaki Merritt-McDonald (Māori)

Set Designer Jane Hakaraia (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga)

Sound Designer Maaka McGregor (Māori)

Lighting Designer Ben Hughes

AV Designer Keith Deverell

Costume Designer Sabio Evans

Associate Designer and Design pakana Guide Denni Proctor (pakana)

Boat Technical Design Greg Methe

Additional Cultural Advisor Maakarita Paku

 

muyini song lyric contributor Kaninna Langford (Aboriginal), Jordy Gregg (Murrie)

Additional Māori Advice Maaka McGregor (Māori)

 

Education Kit Dr Meg Upton with Theresa Sainty (pakana) and Kimo Winiata (Māori)

 

PRODUCTION
Producer Annette Downs

Production Manager Simon Rush

Tour Manager /ASM Sinsa Mansell

Stage Manager Adam (Gus) Powers

Technician Martin Shlansky

Construction Team Sabio Evans, Jen Goodluck, Petra Lagewaard, Greg Methe, Denni Proctor, Jake

Sanger, Édith la Sauvage

 

Image credit: Matthew Sharah, Jillian Mundy & Big River Creative

Image Credit: Matthew Sharah, Jillian Mundy & Big River Creative

Watch the trailer

Partners

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

Hide the Dog is a Performing Lines TAS production.

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