Duffy Theatre

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Every year, two groups of travelling actors journey from North Cape to Bluff bringing the message It’s Cool to Read and Cool to Achieve to tens of thousands of Duffy kids. With over 500 schools to reach each year this exciting live 45-minute show has become a Duffy institution and a highlight of many school calendars. In previous years Duffy kids have been enthralled by shows such as Duffy Meets a Coggen, Duffy – Stuck in the Game! and Duffy in Bubble Trouble. This year Duffy kids have the chance to experience a brand new show – written just for them.

Our 2023 Show

Directed by Jeff Szusterman, Written by Lauren Jackson

The James Webb Space Telescope keeps sending its amazing images back to earth and Duffy can’t get enough! He is devouring every book about space that he can never really thinking it would be possible to go there at all. Little does he know that he is about to embark on an adventure that will take him to multiple worlds in the cosmos with his personal tour guide, himself from a different planet! This year’s Duffy show will see Duffy and his alter ego get into all sorts of trouble in outer space and we will see how their love of books and reading helps them find their way home.

Thanks to the students at Silverdale Normal School in Hamilton for your ideas at the start of the creation process for our 2023 show!

Meet the Actors

You can check out what the two Duffy Theatre teams are up to on Facebook!  Like their page and let them know what you thought of the show or just find out what the actors get up to when they’re not entertaining Duffy kids!

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