You Are A Doughnut

You are a Doughnut performers

A hole lot of fun!

A brand new biological-musical-comedy is heading to the Drum. Join all-singing, all-dancing (and all-clowning!) biology teachers Oesoph A. Gus and Dewey Dean as they
explore the ins and outs of the human digestive system in their award-winning show, You Are a Doughnut.

"Just as the title of the show says, YOU are a doughnut —with a scientifically magnificent hole running straight through our middles — from our mouth to, well… grand finale!”, says show creator and director David Lampard. “It has always struck me that the digestive system would make a great topic for a musical, with such a clear beginning, middle and end — and I’ve finally achieved that (what some might call ‘bizarre’) goal!”

Produced by That Science Gang!, who created the award-winning The Alphabet of Awesome Science, this
new show explores the many twists, turns and intestinal intricacies of the human digestive system — with
sketches, songs and sensational science demonstrations.

You Are a Doughnut has won Adelaide Fringe Festival Awards — the 2023 “Science at the Fringe” Award as well as a 2022 Weekly Award for “Best Kids and Family”.

Stepping into the roles of Oesoph and Dewey are vastly experienced comedic performers Rod Schultz and PJ Oaten — with Schultz’s performances including a variety of character roles with State Opera SA, and Oaten’s many credits including the role of Barnaby the Bizzy Buzzy Bee in The Fairies.

Music for the show has been composed by Mark Simeon Ferguson, who has written a host of songs for the SA public Primary Schools Music Festival, and whose orchestral works have been performed by a number of Australia’s major orchestras.

You Are a Doughnut is inspired by 'variety show’ traditions of yesteryear, as well as contemporary variety-style programs such as Australia’s Got Talent.

“We’ve created a string of bizarro acts — with a rainbow collection of ‘poop’ puppets, enzyme-powered ping balls and a poetry reading that has to be seen to be believed!”, said Lampard. “Plus, there’s a very explosive, very farty finale — because, of course!”

It all adds up to the weirdest, most accidentally educational variety-hour/biology-lesson that you’re ever likely to experience.

Duration: 1 hour, no interval

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Date and Time

Tuesday 1 October, 10am and 1pm

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Drum Theatre
Corner Lonsdale and Walker streets, Dandenong
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Cost of Event (if any)
All Tickets: $18; Members: $16; Family (4+): $14 each
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