13–17 JANUARY Seymour Centre $50 + BF
Hide the Dog
Hide the Dog
13–17 JANUARY Seymour Centre $50 + BF
Hide the Dog
$50 + BF

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent Tasmanian border restrictions, the world premiere season of Hide the Dog has been cancelled. All ticket holders will be refunded automatically in full. Please note, refunds may take up to 7 business days.

Nathan Maynard (palawa) & Jamie McCaskill (Māori) WORLD PREMIERE SEASON

Besties Niarra and Te Umuroa are out playing in the bush. Just another day in paradise – until they glimpse what can only be the world’s last Tasmanian Tiger. 

Dodging hunters, Niarra and Te Umuroa set sail for Aotearoa to hide their new friend. But hunters aren’t the only ones on this Tiger’s tail. They’ll have to outwit Māori gods and palawa spirits to save their furry friend. 

Co-written by Tasmanian playwright Nathan Maynard (palawa) and Aotearoa writer Jamie McCaskill (Māori), Hide the Dog is a truly trans-Tasman creation. This world premiere production from Tasmania Performs is directed by Isaac Drandic (Noongar) on a spectacular set by Māori designer Jane Hakaraia. 

Intrepid young explorers will delight in this celebration of adventure, friendship and the power of culture – wherever you find it. 

Runtime: 60 mins


  • Seymour Centre

  • Everest Theatre
    Cnr Cleveland Street and City Road
    Chippendale 2008
Performance Times
Wed 13 Jan at 1pm
Wed 13 Jan at 6.30pm
Thu 14 Jan at 6.30pm
Fri 15 Jan at 6.30pm
Sat 16 Jan at 1pm
Sat 16 Jan at 6.30pm
Sun 17 Jan at 12pm
Ticketing and Pricing
  • Reserved Full Price – $50
    Reserved Concession – $45
    Family (Multiples of 4) – $140 (phone bookings only)
    + booking fee

Wheelchair Access
Access to all levels of the Centre is via lift and wheelchair seating is available in all venues. Accessible parking is located on Maze Cres within the University of Sydney and is a short distance to the Seymour Centre entrance.  

Assistive Listening
Hearing loops are located in the Everest and York Theatres. Optimal seats in the York Theatre are seats located in the centre block of the seating chart.  

Important Info

Face masks are mandatory at all Sydney Festival events for all patrons 13 years and older, in line with NSW Government regulations. A face mask is required at all times while inside foyers, theatres and outdoor venues, including during performances. Children 12 and under are exempt but are encouraged to wear masks where practicable.

Warning – this performance contains smoke, strobe lights and haze effects.

Recommended for ages 5+

Doors will open 30 mins prior to the performance. 

Cast and Credits

Co-Writer Nathan Maynard (palawa)
Co-Writer Jamie McCaskill (Ngāti Tamaterā, Te Ati Haunui a Pāpārangi, Ngā Puhi)
Director Isaac Drandic (Noongar)
Set Designer Jane Hakaraia (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga)
Sound Designer and Cultural Advisor Maaka McGregor (Māori)
Lighting Designer Mark Howett (Noongar)
AV Designer Keith Deverell
Costume Designer Sabio Evans
Assistant Director and Cultural Advisor Nathan Maynard (palawa)
Associate Designer and Design palawa Guide Denni Proctor (palawa)

Melodie Reynolds-Diarra (Wangkathaa)
Reuben Hohepa Butler (Māori)
Tibian Wyles (Girramay and Kalkadoon)
Zak Thomas Martin (Māori)
Najwa Adams- Ebel (Birri-Gubba)

Additional Cultural Advisor Maakarita Paku

Production/Stage Manager Simon Rush
Technical Operator Rory Grinham
Producer Annette Downs

Photo: Denni Proctor

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., commissioned by Ten Days on the Island, Brisbane Festival, Rising and Sydney Festival.

Other supporters include Arts Tasmania, Tim Minchin, Terrapin, Theatre Royal and Alive Technologies. 

Creative Development Supporters: Taki Rua, Creative NZ, Ilbijerri Theatre, Capital E, Bryony Anderson,  anonymous PAC conference delegates and Terrapin.

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