The Underpants
Sugary Rum Productions and Seymour Centre present

The Underpants

By Steve Martin adapted from Carl Sternheim

31 Oct - 23 Nov 2019

"Literally leaves audiences screaming with laughter."

Miami Herald


The Oscar-winning comic actor, Steve Martin, delivers a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Maske, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise’s bloomers fall down in public while watching the King’s parade.


Although Theo 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. It does, however, attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Maskes’s 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
Production Design by Anna Gardiner
Lighting Design by Benjamin Brockman
Sound Design by Ben Pierpoint
Stage Manager Christopher Starnawski
Produced by Gus Murray


Louise Maske Gabrielle Scawthorn
Theo Maske Duncan Fellows
Frank Versati Ben Gerrard
Benjamin Cohen Robin Goldsworthy
Gertrude Deuter Beth Daly
Klinglehoff Tony Taylor