Civic Theatre Newcastle
Mon 25th June 2012 -- Wed 27th June 2012 6:30 pm
The Bugalugs Bum Thief
Based on the book by Tim Winton
Adapted by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry from the book by Tim Winton
Skeeta Anderson’s got a problem. He’s woken up without his bum. He soon realizes that he’s not the only one without a behind! All 496 citizens of the town of Bugalugs are BUMLESS!
Along with his best mates Mick Misery and Billy Marbles, Skeeta sets out on a side-splitting adventure to track down the culprit of the crime.
On the way we meet the colourful characters of Tim Winton’s much loved story including Skeeta’s mum and dad, Mick’s Mum the miserable Mrs Misery, Billy’s sister Mavis Marbles, the sleepy Constable Coma and the school teacher Mr Wally.
Monkey Baa’s hilarious adaptation of The Bugalugs Bum Thief has toured across five states and territories, on four separate occasions, playing to over 100,000 young people.
A decade later, this hysterical adventure returns to the stage for a new generation of young people and their families to enjoy. Join Skeeta and his friends in this ripper adventure that will have you singing along and laughing your own bum off!
And besides that, bums are funny!
In fact, why not download the music and lyrics to the Bum Song so you really can sing along!
Fantastic! The children loved it. They have not stopped talking about it or singing the songs. The actors were top class.
Teacher Benalla West P.S Victoria
Bright colourful, action packed, very funny, very close to the actual storyline, great to see the children involved in the story.
Teacher Korumburra PS VIC
We loved it. The smiles on the faces and their focus on the performers was worth bottling.
Teacher East Ulverstone PS TAS
Director John Saunders
Designer Mark Thompson
Lighting Designer Martin Kinnane
Assistant DirectorTim McGarry
Adapted by: Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry
Perfect for Children & Families
Show Duration: 55mins no interval
Monkey Baa... presenting outstanding theatre for young people. Monkey Baa was established in 1997 by three actors, Tim McGarry, Sandie Eldridge & Eva Di Cesare. Based in Sydney the company has achieved critical acclaim for its work and today enjoys a national reputation for producing quality theatre programs for young people.
2010 Helpmann Award Best Children’s Presentation Sonya Hartnett’s Thursday’s Child
2010 Glug Award for Best Children’s ProductionMaragret Wild and Ron Brooks’ FOX
2007 Helpmann Award for Best Children’s Presentation Jackie French’s Hitler’s Daughter
2007 Drover for Touring Excellence
2006 Drover for Audience DevelopmentJackie French’s Hitler’s Daughter.
Performances Monday 25th June 6.30pm Tuesday 26th June 10am & 12.30pm Wednesday 27th June 10am & 12.30pm
Please note that there will be an 8-10min Q&A after each show!
All tickets $25 (Under 12months free on the knee) Inspirations Subsribers $20 (Subscribe to 4 or more shows and save!) For School Group Booking discount please contact our Box Office on 4929 1977.