Pants on Fire

Pants on Fire
Marian Street Theatre for Young People in association with the NSW Rural Fire Service presents Pants on Fire
by Terry Ryan

A fun play about fire safety at home and outdoors

with Jessica Blaxland Ashby, Jeremy Page, Anthony Hunt
Directed by Margie McCrae
Music composed by Catherine Martin
Arranged by Sarah de Jong

Two city kids, Tim and Amy, move into a bushland setting in the Blue Mountains and meet the local volunteer fire-fighting brigade. Fireman Fred Truck, his helpers Hose and Flame, and local animals Smokey the Koala and Stanley the Snake introduce the audience to many aspects of fire safety as well as what to do when fire does break out. Tim, Smokey and Stanley soon discover what its like to be caught in a bushfire. With the assistance of the audience and a few simple 'firies' rules they avert a disastrous situation and make their way to safety.

"a blazing success... with kids enthusiastically participating" North Shore Times

"Interraction with the young audience... equips them with important life skills" Hornsby Advocate


Performances: Tuesday 10th - Saturday 21st April

Weekdays 10.30am and 1pm; Saturdays at 1pm

Prices: Children $15 Adults $19 Family of four $55

Bookings: 1300 306 776 or

Suitable for 3-10 year olds


The NSW Rural Fire Service
Fire safety and fire awareness amongst children is a primary focus of the education programs of the NSW Rural Fire Service. Children, particularly aged between 4 and 10 years old, figure highly in fire incidents and account for 73% of all burn and scald injuries. Similarly, children involved with 'fire play' are a major contributing factor in starting fires in houses and in grass and bushland areas.