Hide The Dog
Ten Days on the Island are the host Festival for this Performing Lines Tas production.
MFI World premiere season:
Sydney Fest on 13 – 17 January, 2023
Perth Festival on 1 – 4 March, 2023
Ten Days on the Island on 15 – 19 March, 2023
Rising, Melbourne on 16 – 17 June, 2023
Brisbane Festival on 1 – 23 September, 2023
**** (4 stars) Limelight Magazine
…Epic in scope, yet simple in its examination of friendship and feelings, it blends the freshness of a youthful adventure with the gravitas of spirituality and reverence for creator spirits and ancestors alike.
An adventure story with culture, connection and country at its heart… Hide the Dog is a beautifully written and performed story for the whole family to enjoy (Seesaw Magazine)
Hide The Dog
By Nathan Maynard (trawlwoolway, pakana) & Jamie McCaskill (Ngāti Tamaterā, Te Ati Haunui a Pāpārangi, Ngā Puhi)
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 (palawa) 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.
Image Jillian Mundy
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.