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Bustown by Lachlan Philpott DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

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sub1 THEMES: Consumerism, Contemporary Society, Exclusion

CHARACTER AGES: 13 - 25

Length
LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
Cast Size
CAST SIZE: Large Cast Without Doubling
Target Audience
TARGET AUDIENCE: Middle Years
   PLAYWRIGHT: Lachlan Philpott
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About

 

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.

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"Bustown is a uniquely Australian theatre experience…. Philpott’s approach to a post-apocalyptic wasteland is thought provoking while remaining optimistic." ArtsHub

"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

"...Uplifting and funny."Book Nook

PROD HIST

 

Bustown was originally developed as a ten-minute play in 2002 through collaboration with members of the NSW Public Schools Junior Drama Ensemble. It was extended to twenty minutes in 2003 with contribution from members of the Forest Youth Theatre Company and again in 2009 with members of the Australian Theatre for Young People. 

Bustown 
was workshopped through Inscription, with valued insight of Will Eno, Tim Gooding, Elise Hearst, Verity Laughton and Marcus West. The version of Bustown published in this edition was updated for a production at Kansas State University, United States of America in 2015. 

Physical Copy Available

ISBN 978 1 92533829 4

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