2061: A Space Idiocy

'The funniest show we've ever done!'

Who's performed this show?

Aquinus College, VIC Ararat College, VIC (twice) Armidale High School, NSW Balaklava High School, SA Bayswater Secondary College, VIC Beaufort Secondary College VIC Beechworth Secondary College, VIC Brisbane Boys' College, QLD Calamvale Community College, QLD Capalaba State High School, QLD Catholic College, VIC Caulfield North PS, VIC Columba Catholic College Charters Towers, QLD Daylesford Secondary College, VIC Dimboola Secondary College, VIC Drouin Secondary College, VIC Earnshaw State College, QLD Elwood College, VIC Emerald State School, QLD Everton Park State High School, QLD Exeter High School, TAS Gin Gin State High school, QLD Glasshouse Country Christian College, QLD Gloucester High School, NSW Goroke P12 College, VIC Hillview Christian College, NZ Horsham College, VIC Innisfail State High School QLD Kapunda High School, SA Lake Bolac Secondary College, VIC Mansfield State High School, QLD Mater Christi College, VIC Miami State High School, QLD Mission Heights Junior High School, NZ Montmorency Secondary College, VIC Mount Beauty Secondary College, VIC Mt Carmel College, TAS Mt Clear College, VIC Mt Eliza Primary School, VIC North Rockhampton High School, QLD Nyngan High School, NSW Oakey State High School, QLD Our Lady of Sacred Heart College, VIC Seven Hills High School, NSW St Bedes College, NZ Tea Tree Players, SA (three times) The Entrance High School, NSW The Glennie School, QLD Toolooa High School, QLD Valley View High School, SA Waihi College, NZ Wanneroo High School, WA Warrnambool College, VIC Western Port Secondary College, VIC Yarram Secondary College, VIC


2061: A Space Idiocy is a lively, fast moving comedy, featuring eleven original songs, all with their own particular flavour, and all particularly popular with the cast.


The setting of the play is aboard a starship bound for the distant planet Zeno . Its major passenger is an Earth Princess who's marriage to an alien prince cements a shaky alliance, and prevents intergalactic war. Of course things go horribly wrong as the antics of the captain's bungling son (who is first officer of the ship) exacerbate the problems caused by sinister forces abroad the ship, who are attempting to prevent the wedding.

A mystery stranger is rescued during the journey and his presence further complicates the mission. The tension heightens as the voyage progresses, and the story reaches its climax in the grand cathedral on the planet Zenos.

The setting and storyline with it's subplots and twists make for excellent characters, and very FUNNY situations. The show has a vast variety of characters including aliens, and androids. Among the lead characters are Captain Cook, and his son Spotsworth (Spotty), Mr Spook, Navigator Airhart, Lieutenants Zulu and Arora, Helmsman Bertram, the Princess Barbic, and Nurse Florence.


The show has great potential for colourful costumes and spectacular sets. The play is suitable for a wide range of productions, from adult groups, to whole college shows, to the junior section of a multi campus school, to primary schools.


2061: A Space Idiocy has been performed in a wide range of situations across several states of Australia, and continues to be extremely popular with audiences, as well as providing enormous enjoyment to those involved in the staging of the show.

Written by John Mawson and Rob Smith, music by Roslyn Jennings

Sample the music

Character Details (Word document)

Singing Schedule (Word document)

Rehearsal Schedule (Word document)