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BUSTOWN by Lachlan Philpott

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“Brave and sad, sad but true, Lachlan Philpott’s Bustown … honors the fact that living everyday means, everyday discovering that there’s more behind you than ahead of you” - Will Eno

THEMES: Consumerism, contemporary society, exclusion

CHARACTER AGES: 13 - 25

Length
LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
Target Audience
TARGET AUDIENCE: Middle Years
Cast Size
CAST SIZE: Large Cast Without Doubling
   PLAYWRIGHT: Lachlan Philpott
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SYNOPSIS Breathe in deep, can ya smell it? Smell of bus seats. Vinyl and sweat. Nothing nowhere beats that. See the yellow bus? That’s where we was born. Bustown. A junked paradise of worn tyres and scrap metal, far away from the land of Otherness.

Enjoying the safety of their junkyard town, the people of Bustown happily wait for The Driver to return. But Axel and Cressida can’t stop thinking about Otherness. With a chain of keys in close reach, how long will they continue to wait?

A vibrant exploration of small town life, Bustown questions the desperate move young people make to the city and the impact it has on the people and places they leave behind.

PRODUCTION HISTORY Bustown was first performed in full by the Australian Theatre for Young People, in 2009.

Published alongside Desiree Din and the Red Forest by Maxine Mellor

Digital Download also available 

ISBN 9781921390081

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