Bugalugs Bum Thief

Friday 21st September 2012, 9.30am & 12.30pm
Queens Park Theatre

The Bugalugs Bum Thief by Tim Winton tells the hysterical story of the country town of Bugalugs where, one morning, the inhabitants wake up to discover their buttocks are missing!
496 bums missing without a trace! Stolen with a pair of salad tongs!

Who is the Bugalugs Bum Thief?
Our bumless hero, Skeeta Anderson, with the help of his good mates Mick Misery and Billy Marbles, sets out on his journey to discover the culprit of the crime.


The first tour took place in 1998 in schools in NSW performed by Helen Searle, Tim McGarry and Eva Di Cesare, directed by Glenn Hayden and designed by Nicola McIntosh.

On the second tour, in 1999, the company travelled to schools throughout New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, and Tasmania. In a long wheelbase van (well five actually, they kept breaking down) the cast Tim McGarry, Eva Di Cesare and Sandie Eldridge lugged a brightly coloured, heavy wooden set into classrooms, libraries, and community halls and performed to over 15,000 young people. After five months on the road The Bugalugs Bum Thief was performed in its first theatre venue at Glen Street Theatre in Sydney where it was a smash hit!

The third tour of The Bugalugs Bum Thief took place in 2002. We travelled to 13 theatres in New South Wales, the ACT and to the Arts Centre, Melbourne. Dean Atkinson toured with Eva and Tim. This production was directed by John Saunders, designed by Mark Thompson, lighting design by Martin Kinnane and sound by Stahy.

The Bugalugs Bum Thief also toured throughout schools in Queensland in 2005 and 2006 as a co-production with The Queensland Arts Council. For two years the talented performers took the story on the road complete with all the production elements of set, props and multiple costume changes. A riotous success, The Bugalugs Bum Thief was seen by tens of thousands of young people all over Queensland!


I would have benefited from a tissue handed out at the beginning. I laughed until I cried!
Whitfield State School

Bright colourful, action packed, very funny, very close to actual story line, great to see the children involved during and after the show.
Sue Duggan - Korumburra PS, VIC (Teacher)

It was fantastic. The children really loved the transformation from the book to the stage.
Liam King - St Leonards, VIC (Teacher)

We loved it! The smiles on the faces and the classes focus on the performers was worth bottling.
Donna Kelly - East Ulverstone, TAS (Teacher)

I loved the bums the best!
Phillip - aged 6, Victoria