The Beast

3 October — 9 November 2013

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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

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Travis Cotton

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Virginia Gay

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Sheridan Harbridge

Sheridan has appeared for MTC in The Speechmaker and The Beast. An actor, performer and writer in drama, comedy and musicals, she has appeared in Jump for Jordan and Smudge and Frog for Griffin; Gaybies for Darlinghurst Theatre; Shafana & Aunt Sarrinah for the Alex Buzo Company; Macbeth for GATS; The Hipbone Sticking Out and Blue Angel for Big Hart; and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Bald Soprano, Miss Julie, The Bear, and Love’s Labour’s Lost for NIDA; and as writer and performer in Songs for the Fallen and Mrs Bang: A Series of Seductions in 55 Minutes for the Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide Cabaret festivals. She has appeared on the musical stage in An Officer and a Gentleman (GFO Enterprises), Dream Song (VAC), My Favourite Year (Neglected Musicals), My Fair Lady (Opera Australia), Cabaret (New Theatre), Risky Lunar Love (504 Productions), Threepenny Opera (Red Room Theatre), Carmen (Opera Australia), Fiddler on the Roof (TML Enterprises), The Wild Blue (BAPA). She has appeared on television in Dr Blake Mysteries, Wild Boys, and All Saints, and in the feature film Andy X.

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Hamish Michael

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Kate Mulvany

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Hayden Spencer

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Iain Sinclair

Director

Luke Ede

Luke Ede

Set Designer

Esther Marie Hayes

Esther Marie Hayes

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Niklas Pajanti

Lighting Designer

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David Franzke

Sound Designer