BED RECKONING Comes to Melbourne Fringe
Modern love, IKEA, and dating apps collide in Bed Reckoning, the new musical comedy from Darwent & Gray.Shopping in IKEA is dangerous for any couple, and when Josh and Sasha go looking for a bed, the underlying tensions in their relationship begin to erupt. It'll take an interfering housemate with a Julie Andrews obsession to get them to put away Grindr, learn to communicate, and overcome the agony of constructing IKEA furniture.
The hilarious new musical comedy from rising Melbourne writing duo Caleb Darwent and Nicholas Gray (2016's The Adulteresses, 2015's Sophisticated Lady) explores modern relationships in the age of torso-based dating apps and committed polygamy, where there are no instructions, parts often don't seem to fit together, and meatballs sometimes contain horse.
'Bed Reckoning' reunites the stars of 2016 Melbourne Fringe sold-out hit The Adulteresses (**** The Age), Jack Beeby (Six Inches Uncut) and Bianca Bruce (StageART's In the Heights), and introduces classically-trained baritone Andre Sasalu and newcomer Paul Jones. Featuring all-original songs, this campy yet penetrating look at modern gay life will appear on the intimate upstairs stage of iconic Melbourne institution, The Butterfly Club, opening on the 12th of September and running for six consecutive nights.
Written and directed by Caleb Darwent
Music, lyrics & musical direction by Nicholas Gray
Starring Jack Beeby, Bianca Bruce, Andre Sasalu, and Paul Jones
Presented as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017
September 12th to 17th, 7pm
The Butterfly Club (5 Carson Place, off Little Collins St, Melbourne)
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