Holiday entertainment shows


Popular children’s storybook characters will come to life in a series of upbeat 60-minute shows by ‘‘the Wonky Donkey man’’ Craig Smith and ‘‘Mr Yipadee’’ Dean O’Brien.
The pair are in Dunedin next week to give a series of shows for the school holidays. These include an appearance at Maori Hill Coronation Hall next Tuesday, at 9am (preschool) and 11.30am (all ages), and at East Taieri School next Wednesday, at 9am (preschool) and 11.30am (all ages).
There will be two shows at Wall Street mall next Thursday, at 11am and 2pm, to mark the official release of Mr Yipadee’s Christmas book Jingle BellsRudolph Smells.
Suitable for all children from 2 years of age upward, the shows feature songs, stories and comedy, with characters such as Kaha the Kea , the cheeky monkey, puppets and a giant costumed reindeer.
Each story is projected onscreen, so the children can sing along and follow each book/ story during the performance. After each show, there will be photo and signing sessions.
Limited tickets are available from the Dunedin and Mosgiel libraries as well as from Dunedin kindergartens.