Bad Boy Bubby Turns 21!

By January 22, 2015 Events
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He’s back and weirder than ever.

Bad Boy Bubby hit Australian screens 21 years ago, won a host of AFI awards and became a cult favourite across the globe.

We’re celebrating Bubby’s 21st anniversary with a very special screening at Paddington RSL Auditorium on Saturday 14 February at 7.30pm. The film will start in TV size and stretch out to anamorphic as Bubby’s life expands. It’s how Director Rolf De Heer envisaged his provocative Australian drama, but, to date, it has never followed this format. So, this is your chance to see Bad Boy Bubby as De Heer originally intended.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Bubby himself (Nicholas Hope), led by film reviewer Sacha Molitorisz. There will also be a suitably eccentric after party; a prize for best-dressed Bubby character; and an auction of Bubby memorabilia!


The screening is a fundraiser for Nicholas Hope’s new play Five Properties of Chainmale, which will have its world premiere at the Stables Theatre in April.

Darkly comic, the play exposes the narcissism of modern masculinity as five seemingly charming characters confront their crumbling reflections. Since starring as Bad Boy Bubby, Nicholas Hope has notched up a long list of acting credits, including Scooby Doo, Anacondas, Henry Fool, The Daughter and Truth. He also recently completed a PhD on the rehearsal process for actors. Five Properties of Chainmale is Hope’s first play as a Writer/Director.


For more information contact Producer Sam Hawker: