Blast off with our brand new 50-minute family stage show!
OUT OF THIS WORLD FUN FOR EVERYONE!

 

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a… an alien dog?!

It’s a day like any other in the Town of Doodle. The sun is shining, children are playing, and would-be Super-Villain of The Year, Dr Gloom, is trying to steal everyone’s smiles…

Suddenly, from the skies, comes Doog, an alien dog-like creature whose spaceship crashes in Doodle. Now, Dr. Gloom has his sights set on capturing Doog. YOU can join the adventure and help our young heroes find Doog first and save the day in –

IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE!

From the creative team at Whoa! Studios comes an all-new, all-fun, family* adventure full of songs, slapstick and side-splitting laughter.

*Designed for all ages. Parental guidance for under 5s due to loud, silly noises and a villain with a big nose!

MEET THE TEAM

SHOW DETAILS
RELEASE DATE

24th March 2018

RUN TIME

50-minutes

AGE GROUP

All ages*

CUSTARD’S WORLD CREATOR

David Sutherland

FEATURING

Jon Coddington, Lucy McCammon, Terry Hooper, Rene Mahy, Nathaniel Moody, Paul Lewis

MUSIC BY

Nick Garrett, Shelton Woolright & Paul Matthews

WRITTEN BY

Russ King

DIRECTED BY

Terry Hooper

TECHNICAL LEAD

Samantha Tran

Producer

Adam Fresco

REVIEWS
“Every detail of Custard’s World has been painstakingly crafted to create a new and exciting universe. I’m excited to see these charming characters and their stories brought to life.”

PETER LINZ
Lead performer for the 
Muppets and Sesame Street
The most fun I’ve had since writing Wallace & Gromit

BOB BAKER 
BAFTA award winning writer
Wallace & Gromit Curse of the Were Rabbit

 

I love you Jazz

Evie Hooper, Age 5
WOW… what a spectacular day it was today at Whoa Studios, the show was fantastic for young & old amazing!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH…

with Dani Noyer and Hannah Nancarrow
We had the most amazing day at Whoa Studios, everything – EVERYTHING – every little thing ……. was ah-mazing.  The food was soooo exquisite, the play (pantomime? show?) was so funny and entertaining and the playmat amazing.

Paula Burgess
“OMG! You so have to go to see A Very Gloomy Holidays! at Whoa Studios!!!! … the set, show and characters are fantastic!Great for kids of all ages – live action, video and characters like the cool Buzz and the gorgeous Jazz. You and your kids will love it!!!I do!!! It’s like being on set in Hollywood!!! in Henderson!!!”

Suzy Cato (Mum and TV presenter of Suzy's World and You and Me)
“Whoa Studios’ is a brilliant family destination and their live stage show, A Very Gloomy Holidays! was amazing! The kids were squealing with laughter and joining in with the ‘panto-style’ shouts of the audience xxx”

Sheryl Burson (Mum and founder of Titivate.co.nz)
“Whoa! Studios really was a pleasure to visit. Whoa! is refreshingly different.I enjoyed everything but from the perspective of a parent looking to return.Really good food, drink and snacks was wonderful.The crochet climbing net was fantastic and kept the little beasts occupied for hours.The show appealed at all age levels too. Great stuff!”

Huon Butterworth (Dad)
“Whoa Studios is awesome and the show was fantastic! Great place to take kids! Awesome local entertainment!”

Johanna Hatcher (Mum)
“Whoa! Studios is just MARVELOUS. Everyone go!”

Grae Burton (Dad and Producer)
“Have just seen the best children’s theatre I’ve ever experienced. Huge congratulations must go to everyone involved – the production values, integrity and sheer delight in this place are so refreshingly beautiful. It is indeed a WHOA experience!! You guys were phenomenal. Well done, well done, well done.”

Hanna Von Randow (Springsouth Actors Agency)
“Go West for lots of fun at Whoa! A Very Gloomy Holidays! combines state-of-the-art 3D mapping and projection technology with puppetry, video and digital effects with live performers, slapstick, puns and catchy songs… staged on a real-life film set.”

Dionne Christian, NZ Herald (Saturday 17 December 2016)
“Whoa! studios – so much fun & colour! And a wonderful, live on stage, multimedia family show: A Very Gloomy Holidays!”

Carol Petrie (PRPVFX: Visual Effects for Film & Television,  Auckland)
“Sophia took her family to the opening of Whoa Studios here in Auckland. This place is out of control! Incredible interactive playground, outstanding restaurant and cafe with the most amazing ice creams you will ever have, the cutest toy shop BUT most of all a world class studio where we witnessed the show A Very Gloomy Holidays! This show was all performed with puppets and was outstanding! Wow what an experience! We are so lucky to have Whoa Studios in Auckland!
I highly recommend you your family go these holidays!”

Peaches & Pickle Performing Arts / Green Door Youth Theatre
“Was lucky enough to get a sneaky peak at Whoa! Studios and A Very Gloomy Holidays! This show is pretty cool, and you really need to come and see it to believe it! Such hard work has obviously gone in to not only the show but the place as a whole. If you’re in Auckland go check the shows out!”

Jessica Brien (actress, Wellington)

SHOW TIMES

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MONDAY
15 October 2018
TUESDAY
16 October 2018
WEDNESDAY
17 October 2018
THURSDAY
18 October 2018
FRIDAY
19 October 2018
SATURDAY
20 October 2018
SUNDAY
21 October 2018

No Show

No Show

No Show

No Show

No Show

Custard's World - Mission Control Kids

10:30am
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Custard's World Mission Control Kids
Custard's World - Mission Control Kids

20 October 201810:30am

Custard's World See the live show experience adapted from Custard’s World:  Mission Control Kids on HEIHEI from the 6 October 2018 It's the town of Doodle's annual talent quest, D-Factor! It's a big day for Buzz and Jazz as they prepare to perform.  Custard suspects Dr. Gloom won't pass up an opportunity to somehow spoil his friend's big moment!  Become a deputy spy to help Custard, Brianna and the rest of the crew stop Dr. Gloom from ruining the D-Factor Finale! Experience the music, gags, and character 's of Custard's World Mission Control Kids - live on stage! 45-minute Live Experience Recommended for children of all ages.

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Custard's World - Mission Control Kids

12:30pm
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Custard's World Mission Control Kids
Custard's World - Mission Control Kids

20 October 201812:30pm

Custard's World See the live show experience adapted from Custard’s World:  Mission Control Kids on HEIHEI from the 6 October 2018 It's the town of Doodle's annual talent quest, D-Factor! It's a big day for Buzz and Jazz as they prepare to perform.  Custard suspects Dr. Gloom won't pass up an opportunity to somehow spoil his friend's big moment!  Become a deputy spy to help Custard, Brianna and the rest of the crew stop Dr. Gloom from ruining the D-Factor Finale! Experience the music, gags, and character 's of Custard's World Mission Control Kids - live on stage! 45-minute Live Experience Recommended for children of all ages.

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Custard's World - Mission Control Kids

10:30am
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Custard's World Mission Control Kids
Custard's World - Mission Control Kids

21 October 201810:30am

Custard's World See the live show experience adapted from Custard’s World:  Mission Control Kids on HEIHEI from the 6 October 2018 It's the town of Doodle's annual talent quest, D-Factor! It's a big day for Buzz and Jazz as they prepare to perform.  Custard suspects Dr. Gloom won't pass up an opportunity to somehow spoil his friend's big moment!  Become a deputy spy to help Custard, Brianna and the rest of the crew stop Dr. Gloom from ruining the D-Factor Finale! Experience the music, gags, and character 's of Custard's World Mission Control Kids - live on stage! 45-minute Live Experience Recommended for children of all ages.

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Custard's World - Mission Control Kids

12:30pm
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Custard's World Mission Control Kids
Custard's World - Mission Control Kids

21 October 201812:30pm

Custard's World See the live show experience adapted from Custard’s World:  Mission Control Kids on HEIHEI from the 6 October 2018 It's the town of Doodle's annual talent quest, D-Factor! It's a big day for Buzz and Jazz as they prepare to perform.  Custard suspects Dr. Gloom won't pass up an opportunity to somehow spoil his friend's big moment!  Become a deputy spy to help Custard, Brianna and the rest of the crew stop Dr. Gloom from ruining the D-Factor Finale! Experience the music, gags, and character 's of Custard's World Mission Control Kids - live on stage! 45-minute Live Experience Recommended for children of all ages.

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TICKET PRICES

SHOW – Walk Up $29*

SHOW – Online $25*

Back Stage Tour – Extra $4

Park Access Only (No Show) – $10 per child

*Children 3 and under are free when sitting on guardians lap and not occupying a seat
*Includes FREE park access to child ticket holders on the same day


CAST AND CHARACTERS

BRIANNA

Played By LUCY McCAMMON

BUZZ

Played By Jon Coddington

Jazz

Played By ReNEE MAHY

Doods

As Themselves

DR GLOOM

Played By Terry Hooper

COLIN

Played By Adam Fresco

Agar

Played By Paul Lewis

KEA

Played By Himself

Prof. Pie

PLAYED BY TERRY HOOPER

CUSTARD

Played By Paul Lewis

Loppy

As Himself

Apple

PLAYED BY REBEKAH HEAD