It’s Australia and a local Little Trooper Platoon (a parody of Boy Scouts) has gathered for the 15th Annual Bushwackeree – a weekend of camping and working towards earning patches. Things are going along swimmingly for this bunch of 10 year-olds until Danny, the newest recruit, sets the cat amongst the pigeons by trying to trap an elusive black panther, rumoured to live in the surrounding bushland after escaping from a travelling circus many years earlier. Will they catch the panther? Or will it catch them? Does it even exist at all? Maybe those noises coming from the bush are something entirely different. Whichever the case, if you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise…
Scaredy-Cat was performed as part of the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
- Adventure comedy for children
- 6 female, 7 male
- 8 to 12, 12 to 16
- children, teen
- Australian Script Centre