A popular children’s book which teaches youngsters to love themselves just the way they are, has been turned into a live musical for the stage.
And Asa Murphy’s charming tale The Monkey With No Bum – The Musical is set to entertain young audiences and their families at venues across the Liverpool City Region this spring and summer.
The show, which features catchy original songs, enjoyed sold out success when it was premiered at Liverpool Theatre Festival’s Little LTF festival of new works last July – with an extra date added due to demand, and then went on to entertain Epstein Theatre audiences during February half-term.
The fun-filled show stars Lynne Fitzgerald as narrator Miss Jolly, Asa Murphy as headmaster Mr Plop and Brendan McCaffrey as Charlie the monkey.
Charlie is a fun-loving monkey, but he has one big problem – he hates his tiny flat bum. Things take an unexpected turn on his birthday when Charlie’s parents help him find the bum of his dreams. But he soon learns having a bigger, better bum may not be as important as he thinks.
The live stage show includes numbers like The Laughter Song, Perfect in Every Way and The Bum Bum Song.