The Shiny Bum Singers reveal all – but only once!

Canfan 20 October 2014


Canberra’s very own public service parody troupe, The Shiny Bum Singers, have momentarily escaped their desks to present a return season of Rampant Bureaucracy.

First seen at the National Folk Festival in 2013, this hilarious musical melodrama is back by popular demand for one show only:

When: Saturday, 1 November at 1.30 pm
Where: Weston Creek Community Centre, 8 Parkinson Street, Weston

Rampant Bureaucracy tells the (almost) true story of a failed government program (or should that be programme?) complete with political grandstanding, officious advisers, hard-working bureaucrats, consultants, cover-ups and whistleblowing. There’s even an advocacy group called SCORN and an investigative journalist.

In this unique tale:

  • Shirley Bassey’s rousing Big Spender becomes—inevitably in the current fiscal climate—Small Spender,
  • Elvis’s famous Love Me Tender (Love Me Sweet) becomes Love My Tender (Love My Quote) and, of course
  • Morningtown Ride’s opening line, ‘Train whistle blowing …’ becomes ‘Hey whistleblower …’.

All profits go to support the Bums’ favourite charity: Pegasus Riding for the Disabled ACT.

The matinee performance is being generously hosted by the Country Women’s Association, who are putting on one of their legendary afternoon teas. Tickets are $15 (including afternoon tea) and are selling fast, so ring Annette on 0412 101 543 or Joan on 6281 4833 now to reserve your seats.

(Media Release: Shiny Bum Singers)

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