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29 April 2024: YOU ARE A DOUGHNUT That Science Gang

    That Science Gang & Nicholas Clark Management present
    The Twyford 
    Monday 29 April 2024 (On the Pupil-free day before school goes back!)
    Shows at 10am and 1pm

    Join us for a brand new biological-musical-comedy that explores the ins and outs of the human digestive system!

    Warning: This performance includes LED lighting flashing effects


    Bookings strongly recommended! Any remaining tickets will be available at the door 30 minutes prior to the show.

    Tickets: $90 family of 4 | Adult $35 | Concession $30 | Child 12 and under $20

    Subscribe to our e-news to receive the earlybird discount promo code then book by 7 April 2024 to receive 10% off!

    If you are booking for a wheelchair user, simply book one of the wheelchair spaces and the seat next to that will be automatically booked for a companion. If you will not need a companion seat, please let our Box Office directly via email or by phone on 0421 199910 so we can reallocate that seat.

    Recommended for children aged 5 – 12 years and their families. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Children up to the age of 18 months are free of charge if seated on the lap of an adult. Children 18 months and over must have a ticket purchased for them.

    Twyford Gift Certificates are valid for this show.

    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!

    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 a couple of 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. With a rainbow collection of ‘poop’ puppets, enzyme-powered ping balls and a poetry reading that has to be seen to be believed! 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.

    ‘…every second of the show is action packed and kids & adults alike were thoroughly entertained. ‘This high-energy show
    is a biology lesson with fact after fact…a well crafted, well researched and well executed show”
    – Glam Adelaide

    ‘Masters of educational entertainment’ – Play and Go

    This performance is supported by the Renew to Invest Sustain and Enhance (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative

    CAST: P J Oaten and Rod Schultz

    With a career in TV, film, theatre and live performance spanning more than 30 years, PJ Oaten is equally thrilled to be on stage performing for an audience of 60,000 as he is to be putting on a show for one sick child in hospital.

    PJ’s performance experience includes work at the Melbourne Comedy festival, with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, as well as TV guest roles on Neighbours and in countless commercials.

    PJ’s favourite roles have included presenting for Fox Sports Australia, working with Daniel Radcliffe on the film Escape from Pretoria and
    playing popular comedic character Barnaby the Bizzy Buzzy Bee on the international Children’s Television series The Fairies.

    Writing has formed a large component of PJ’s body of work — with comedy, drama and music all amongst his credits.

    Voiceover work is also a key part of his career. PJ has provided vocals for 6 studio children’s albums, as well as voice characterisations for award winning animated films. PJ has received four ARIA Award Nominations.

    Rod Shultz is an experienced performing artist with a background in predominantly comic and character roles in musicals and opera. He
    was featured with the State Opera of South Australia as Frosch in Die Fledermaus and as manic servant Sante in Il Segreto di Susanna.
    With Co-Opera he has toured Australia and Malaysia in a variety of roles, including Frank (Die Fledermaus), Masetto (Don Giovanni),
    Fiorello (The Barber of Seville), Monostatos/First Armed Man (The Magic Flute), Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte), Goro (Madama Butterfly),
    and Ko-Ko (The Mikado).

    Rod’s musical theatre credits include Dr Madden/Dr Fine in Next to Normal (Six Foot Something Productions / The Factory), and Jidder/Jitter/Mr Jitters/Phantom Jitter/Jütter in The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) (Toot Toot Productions for CABFringe).
    As a vocalist, Rod has performed cabaret, benefit concerts, for corporate engagements and has contributed to developing local new
    works. Rod has also enjoyed extensive national touring with children’s entertainment brand The Fairies as Wizzy the Wizard.