This year Tim Bray Productions is celebrating its 27th year - which is pretty much ancient in New Zealand theatre company terms - that's 27 years of school holiday productions in Auckland.
Tim adapts children's literary classics, many of them beloved New Zealand stories, and for his services to children and theatre received a Queen's Service Medal last year.
Tim has adapted The Great White Man-Eating Shark and Other Stories by Margaret Mahy for ages 3 to 8. The show opened in Auckland last night and is on through the school holidays until 21st of July before touring Northland.
He spoke to Mark Amery about starting the company at Central Theatre - now Basement Theatre Auckland - in the 1990s and how they've managed to survive.