Sofija’s Garden

Renee Liang

A cheeky, playful tale of discovery, adventure and growth celebrating NZ Croatian heritage.

Enter a magical garden where Baba Sofija is waiting to tell her grandchildren a story – with their help, of course! Fiesty Kosjenka yearns to travel far away from her home, so she rides on the back of the wind and befriends the shy giant Reygoch.

Inspired by the oral histories of Dalmatian settlers, this story-within-a-story pays tribute to the pioneering spirit of these early families.

Award-winning playwright Renee Liang has adapted Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić’s century-old fairy tale into a playful tale of discovery, adventure and growth set in West Auckland, accompanied by masks, puppetry, and the magical setting of the Hamilton Gardens.

Suitable for ages 5-12 and their grown-ups, this special show is performed in English, Croatian and Te Reo Māori.

Seating provided.

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Sat 29 Feb, 10am

Sat 29 Feb, 1.30pm

Sun 1 Mar, 10am

Sun 1 Mar, 1.30pm


$16 General Admission

$13 Concession


Medici Court

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