Kia Ora and Hello!


Huge thanks to Mick Sibley and Heidi Jeory for filming this clip.Spot Mick’s beautiful grandaughter Tess (Sleeping beauty herself!)

Take the internationally renowned duo Mary Kippenberger and Peter Charlton-Jones, mix in some fairytales, a bit of pantomime, slightly wicked songs, throw in costumes and a child or two and you have…RHUBARB!…interactive storytelling, music, fun and laughter for the whole family.

Husband and wife team, Mary Kippenberger and Peter Charlton-Jones have lived in Otane, Central Hawkes Bay for the past 22 years. Mary has been a professional storyteller since 1994 and Peter has played guitar from the age of 10. he is a little bit older than that now! They both have backgrounds in social work while Mary is a registered teacher and Peter an Anglican Minister. Six years ago both left their jobs to hit the road fulltime. If they are not wandering the globe telling tall stories to small people they are conducting workshops, drama classes, music festivals, presenting plays and concerts and recording music on their Otane property. Aside from these distractions Peter plays in a jazz band and a blues band and Mary debates or speaks after dinner.

They have four children and seven grandchildren. All seven of the grandchildren and their respective parents plus one brother and a spare nephew live on the farm with them. It is a happy crew!

We get so many gorgeous letters, this is one of my favourites…

To Mary and Peter

I like yor lovey storis they was brlent. Than yoo. I like the myoosic. I wish yoo came agen because are clas wal love yoo a specily me.

Love from jamie-Lee


love yoo


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