But it wasn’t just Skeeta’s bum that had disappeared – the whole town were missing their backsides!
496 bottoms is a lot of bottoms to vanish without a trace and now it’s up to Skeeta to catch the thief and return the bums to their rightful owners.
Extraordinary puppetry brings to life this classically silly story, based on the popular children’s book by Tim Winton.
Dust off your detective cap and follow Skeeta as he ‘gets to the bottom’ of this hilarious mystery.
The Bugalugs Bum Thief is a wonderfully silly story from one of Western Australia’s most loved writers – Tim Winton. In 1997 the book won the Young Australian Best Book Award (YABBA), testament to Winton’s delightful storytelling.
- Noriko Nishimoto
- Jane Davies
- Lee Buddle
- Production Manager
- Karen Cook
- Noriko Nishimoto and Jane Davies
- Set Construction
- Jiri Zmitko
1998 Premiere Season
1999 International Tour: Japan
1999 Regional Tour: Western Australia
2000 National Tour
2004 Return Season, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
2009 Return Season, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
2013 Return Season, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
St John Cowcher
Reviews & Media
"The puppetry is both clever and beautiful and its periodic ethereal moments are a stark contrast to this fabulously silly play"