Monkey Business


Monkey Business was written in Singapore where imaginative play is undervalued. The play is therefore an entertainment on the importance of play and the imagination to balance and refresh after work and study. Using humour, childhood games and references to popular culture, four friends - two sisters and a sister and a brother - launch into sections of extended play: first with just themselves and their imagination, and then through the transformation of everyday objects - shoes, plastic bags and a rubber band string. In between, they address the audience in rhythmic verse. The play concludes with shared verse on the importance of dreams, using a large black cloth to create beautiful images.

  • comedy
  • 50
  • 4 total
  • 2 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • 18+
  • children, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


Search for details of past productions at

AusStage provides an accessible research facility for investigating live performance in Australia.

Search by play title and/or playwright name
Results will open in a new window

PLEASE NOTE: You will be directed to for search results; Australian Plays Transform is not responsible for their completeness. Refer to our terms of use.

SKU: ASC-275 Category:

We acknowledge that we live and create on unceded lands. We pay our respects to the First Peoples of Australia, and to their elders past, present and future.

© Australian Plays Transform 2024