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Hide the Dog

Ticket Information

  • Adult: $39.00 each
  • Concession: $37.00 each
  • Friend: $35.00 each
  • Student Special: $16.00 each
  • Additional fees may apply


  • Wed 1 Mar 2023, 6:30pm–7:40pm
  • Thu 2 Mar 2023, 6:30pm–7:40pm
  • Fri 3 Mar 2023, 6:30pm–7:40pm
  • Sat 4 Mar 2023, 2:00pm–3:40pm
  • Sat 4 Mar 2023, 6:30pm–7:40pm


Family Friendly

Hide the Dog

Presented in association with Performing Lines TAS and Perth Festival

Written by Nathan Maynard & Jamie McCaskill
Directed by Isaac Drandic

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.

Artistic Credits

Co-Writers: Nathan Maynard (trawlwoolway pakana) & Jamie McCaskill (Ngāti Tamaterā, Te AtiHaunui a Pāpārangi, Ngā Puhi)
Director: Isaac Drandic (Noongar)
Assistant Director & pakana Cultural Advisor: Nathan Maynard (trawlwoolway pakana)
Cast: Elaine Crombie (Pitjantjatjara & Yankunytjatjara), Tibian Wyles (Girramay, Kalkadoon), Tyler Wilson Kokiri (Māori), Najwa Adams Ebel (Birri-Gubba) & 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 & Design pakana Guide: Denni Proctor (pakana)
Voice & Movement Coach: Reuben Butler
Boat Technical Design: Greg Methe
Additional Māori Cultural Advisor: Maakarita Paku
Muyini song lyric contributor: Kaninna Langford (Aboriginal) and Jordy Gregg (Murrie)
Education Kit: Dr Meg Upton with Theresa Sainty (pakana) and Kimo Winiata (Māori)

Production Credits
Producer: Annette Downs
Production Manager: Simon Rush
Stage Manager: Adam (Gus) Powers
Assistant Stage Manager & Tour Manager: Sinsa Mansell (pakana)
Technical Operator: Marty Shlansky
Construction Team: Sabio Evans, Jen Goodluck, Petra Lagewaard, Greg Methe, Denni Proctor, Jake Sanger, Edith la Sauvage, Harriet Ayers assisted by Stephanie Rebeld

AUSLAN interpreted performance: Sat 4 Mar 2pm
Audio described performance: Sat 4 Mar 6.30pm
Tactile tour available before the evening show on Sat 4 Mar (starts at 5.30pm)

Duration: 70 minutes
Note: Recommended for ages 5+
While 5-7 years old will absolutely enjoy the show, children aged 8-12 years will understand the full narrative detail. Young people aged 12+ will be able to understand and be delighted by the deeper cultural references in the show.
The performance contains moments of darkness, smoke, haze and loud sound.

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