The Bugalugs Bum Thief

Hold on to your bums... The Bugalugs Bum Thief based on the hilarious book by Tim Winton is back bringing silliness and laughter to the Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre. September/October School Holidays 2012.

The Bugalugs Bum Thief

After a sellout 5 months on the road, traveling to 42 national venues, this popular side-splitting production is back for a limited school holiday season, playing in Monkey Baa’s new home – the Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre from 28 September to 14 October.


Bums, bottoms, behinds, call it what you like! We can guarantee it will be 55 minutes of fun for the whole family, but be warned, you might just laugh your bum off! The Bugalugs Bum Thief tells the memorable story of the town of Bugalugs where inhabitants wake up one morning to find their buttock missing, all 496 citizens of the town of Bugalugs are BUMLESS!!!! 


After waking up to discover that his bum is missing, Skeeta Anderson, with the help of his best mates Billy Marbles and Mick Misery, sets out to discover where all the bums have gone and to find the culprit of the crime. After much mayhem and madness Skeeta finally unravels the mystery and Bugalugs gets back to normal... well almost. Everyone has claimed the wrong bum!!! This is where it gets well, interesting! Embarrassment and pride get in the way of everyone taking their original bums back, so Skeeta organises as swapmeet in the local town hall and becomes the town hero as the kid who caught The Bugalugs Bum Thief.


Over the past 15 years, Monkey Baa Theatre Company have become a national leader in the creation of meaningful theatre for young people. Through innovative and dynamic adaptations of Australian Stories, the company has not only entertained but engaged young audiences and those young at heart. From silly tales, like The Bugalugs Bum Thief to tackling serious issues, Monkey Baa Theatre Company, takes young people on a journey, to discover and connect, inspire the power of imagination and develop a greater understanding of their peers and the world they live in.


The cast includes Carl Batchelor( Mick Misery), Gideon Cordover (Skeeta Anderson) and Mark Dessaix (Billy Marbles) with direction by John Saunders.



‘It has all the elements of a good kids’ show.... Simple, energetically physical and direct, a Brechtian model for how kids can tell their own stories’ The Australian


‘Sydney’s theatre culture has grown up a little bit. Like London and New York, the city finally has a theatre dedicated solely to work for children....A rollicking whodunit for kids aged four and up. Great fun’ The Sydney Morning Herald.


‘Sure to excite and delight any members of the four to ten age group....fine direction....a slick children’s theatre event. Do yourself a favour and come and see Monkey Baa.’ Artshub – 4.5/5 stars


Venue Information:

Past Venues:

Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre
Sep 28, 2012  to  Oct 14, 2012
Terrace 3, 1 - 25 Harbour Street Sydney
Sydney: City & inner suburbs, New South Wales, Australia
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