It’s Summer in the happy town of Doodle. Custard and his gang are looking forward to summer fun and Jazz’s birthday party.

Little do they know the dastardly, menacing, wanna be Super-Villain Dr Gloom is planning to steal the holidays in his latest bid to wipe the smiles from the face of Doodle.

Join our 4 1/2 young hero’s as they band together to thwart the crazy plans and contraptions of Dr Gloom.

A family show, packed with fun, laughter, mystery and adventure,
Custard’s World features chases, escapes, near misses, traps, inventions, disguises
and oodles of slapstick.

Parental Guidance recommended for some scenes featuring our mildly scary villain and occasional loud noises.

SHOW DETAILS
RELEASE DATE

December 2016

RUN TIME

50 Minutes

AGE GROUP

Ages 5 – 13

WRITERS

Adam Fresco, David Sutherland

DIRECTOR

Adam Fresco

TECHNICAL

Lighting by Russ King.
Sound by Ariana Shipman.

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TICKET PRICES

SHOW PRICES
General Admission $25

Child tickets also provide free All-Day Pass to the urban playground


CUSTARD’S WORLD – A VERY GLOOMY HOLIDAY – CAST AND CHARACTERS

CUSTARD

Played By Paul Lewis

BRIANNA

Played By Rebekah Head

DR GLOOM

Played By Terry Hooper

COLIN

Played By Adam Fresco

BUZZ

Played By Jon Coddington

KEA

Played By Himself

TIM

PLAYED BY PAUL LEWIS

TAM

Played By Stephanie Sharp