The Underpants
Sugary Rum Productions and Seymour Centre present

The Underpants

By Steve Martin adapted from Carl Sternheim

31 Oct - 16 Nov 2019

A hilarious romp by comedy legend
Steve Martin, full of funny characters and lightning wit


The Oscar-winning comic actor, Steve Martin, delivers a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Markes, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise’s bloomers fall down in public while watching the King’s parade. Leo flies into a panic thinking the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise’s momentary display does not result in the feared scandal but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Markes’ home.


This laugh-out-loud funny play is ripe with joy, humour, colour, irreverence and innocence. And hey…we can always use some more of that.


Written by Steve Martin
Adapted from Carl Sternheim
Directed by Anthony Gooley
Produced by Gus Murray