Detective Smart and the Mathematical Underpants


Detective Smart has had a perfect career – 114 cases solved – working all around the world – but this case has him stumped. A mystery will soon close down the local school and the principal begs him to help! How?…link these clues detectives!

Students are getting top grades on the hardest surprise test ever, countless mysteriously missing clothes (some of which, so stinky, they need not be found) and worst of all, a secret club that is controlling all things from the underground basement…but how? Why? Can Detective Smart link these facts and beat the odds?!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to join us on this top secret case. The show relies on student’s hunches and problem-solving skills to find clues and discover breakthroughs to help Detective Smart solve the mystery. Using mathematical concepts, this delightful show promotes teamwork, creative thinking and an appreciation of using your mind and instincts.

Discover whodunit.


Duration 50 minutes +10 minute Q&A
Maximum 250 students per session
Performance space 5m x 5m
Access to a power outlet required

Curriculum Links

KLA’S: The Arts, English, Maths

General Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capabilities, Interpreting Statistical Information

Conventions and Styles: Interactive, comedy

Themes/Concepts: Problem-solving, team work


  • $8 per student +GST
  • A minimum charge of $800 +GST per performance (equivalent to 100 students)

All of our performances are the same price for all regions. We are a not-for-profit organisation passionate about providing quality Arts experiences to all Queensland students, so if your school has less than 100 students, please consider combining with another school or contact the Youth Touring team to discuss your options.

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Presented by Youth Touring and An Old Fashioned Production Company

Writer/Director: Bradley McCaw
Performers: Mary Eggleston and Matthew Filkins



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