John Saunders

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THE BUGALUGS BUM THIEF directed by John Saunders and adapted by Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People, is based on the hilarious book by the well-known Australian author Tim Winton. This production was the premiere performance that launched the newly built Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre in Sydney in May 2012, before proceeding on a national tour across five states and territories playing to over 100,000 young people for sell-out seasons in 42 venues. By popular demand the show then returned to the Lend Lease darling Quarter Theatre at the completion of its national tour in October 2012. THE BUGALUGS BUM THIEF tells the hilarious story of the town of Bugalugs where inhabitants wake up one morning to find their buttocks are 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 mate Billy Marbels and Mick Misery, set 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 a swapmeet in the local town hall and becomes the town hero as the kid who caught the Bugalugs Bum Thief.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationThe Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre and touring venues across 5 states and territories
PublisherMonkey Baa Theatre for Young People
SizeDirector, 55 minute play, national tour
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    Saunders, J. (Author). (2012). THE BUGALUGS BUM THIEF. Creative Works - Live Performance, Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People.