Overview

Synopsis

From the genius that is Eddie Perfect, comes a cutting, modern day satire which tears our notions of morality to shreds with a hilarious rant on urban culture, organic lifestyles and infidelity.
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Cast & Creatives

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Reviews

4.5

The Beast has balls … hernia-inducingly funny.

Herald Sun
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Synopsis

From the genius that is Eddie Perfect, comes a cutting, modern day satire which tears our notions of morality to shreds with a hilarious rant on urban culture, organic lifestyles and infidelity.

After surviving a nasty near-death experience, a group of close friends wipe the slate clean and embrace a tree-change, living a sustainable life in the country. But nature isn’t always so welcoming, and when the friends are faced with the pressing task of killing a young cow, a chain reaction begins that will see them confront some ugly and shocking truths.

Helpmann Award winner Eddie Perfect has delivered Melbourne a devilish new work for MTC’s 2013 Zeitgeist production – a mystery play announced mid-way through the season which embodies MTC’s passion for presenting the freshest and most innovative work around.

Presented in association with Melbourne Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Cast & Crew

Tom Budge

Tom Budge

Travis Cotton

Travis Cotton

Virginia Gay

Virginia Gay

Sheridan Harbridge

Sheridan Harbridge

Hamish Michael

Hamish Michael

Kate Mulvany

Kate Mulvany

Hayden Spencer

Hayden Spencer

Iain sinclair

Iain Sinclair

Director

Luke Ede

Luke Ede

Set Designer

Niklas Pajanti

Niklas Pajanti

Lighting Designer

David Franzke

David Franzke

Sound Designer

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Dramaturg

Esther Marie Hayes

Esther Marie Hayes

Costume Designer

News & Reviews

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Reviews

4.5

The Beast has balls … hernia-inducingly funny.

Herald Sun
4.5

Hilarious. The performances were brilliant. If you know anyone who is a foodie or drinks fair trade coffee they must see this play.

Nova FM

One part Gilligan’s Island, one part chainsaw massacre and one part Masterchef.

The Australian

Laugh-out-loud entertainment.

The Age

Funny, heartbreaking and politically incorrect: Eddie Perfect’s first play is a winner.

Crikey

Reveals Perfect as a writer of vicious talent.

ABC Arts

Zings with riotously risqué banter, beautifully executed physical comedy and a verisimilitude that is so spot on it’s simultaneously both funny and frightening.

The Music

Venues

The Offcuts Section - just $50

Get up close and personal with our Offcuts Section - seats close to all the gory action in the front row of the theatre for the special price of $50.

To book, simply select your preferred date using the drop downs on the right, and then on the following page select the front row of the theatre.

Please note: these seats have a slightly restricted view for one scene of the production. There is a small chance that some liquids used in the production may reach the front rows of the audience. If you have concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to speak to our Box Office team.

Attendance Information

  • Recommended for audiences 18+. Contains frequent coarse language, adult themes and graphic simulated violence including the use of theatrical blood.
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