I took the children (5, 10 & 12) to see the Monkey Baa production of The Bugalugs Bum Thief today at the Lend Lease Theatre in Darling Harbour based on the Tim Winton book. My eldest son and I had read the book years ago and while I struggled with some of the logic of the story (there is no logic to the story!) today was fun from the moment we walked through the doors.
A craft table is spread out in the foyer so my five year old got busy colouring while the older children and I mucked around with some tie on 'bums' (two paper plates stapled together with some string on either side). The show itself had the kids engaged and laughing with songs and slap stick. My five year old's favourite part was when the bum thief was caught. My ten year old liked the school scene and I have to agree (full credit goes to Mark Dessaix who plays the teacher).
This is a great way to get kids away from screens over the school holidays and in front of some live action entertainment with plenty more fun things to do right out side the theatre door at Darling Harbour.
The Bugalugs Bum Thief
DATES & TIMES:7th -24th April (10:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:00pm)
VENUE:Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre
(across from the Children’s Playground in Darling Harbour)