PEOPLE SUCK Gets Australian Premiere At Melbourne One Act Play Festival
People Suck: A Musical Airing of Grievances - The Australian Premiere of the Canadian musical song cycle that took the Toronto Fringe by the balls - and won awards for it.
Jerks, morons, flakes - let's face it: PEOPLE SUCK. Winner of Best of Toronto Fringe and Patron's Pick, this irreverent, hilarious and all-too-relatable musical comedy explores the many, many ways in which people are just the worst. Being produced for the very first time outside Toronto, this intimate musical is a not-so-gentle reminder to be ever vigilant and learn to be better human beings, one day at a time...
Written by award winning Canadian writing team Megan Phillips and Peter Cavell and performed originally in Toronto with a number of Second City Alumni, People Suck is being presented by The Butterfly Club in Melbourne from March 11th - 16th. This will be the theatrical debut of upcoming Melbourne Company Salty Theatre, co-founded by Melbourne theatre, dance and cabaret veteran Sarah Louise Younger and Canadian theatre and screen vet Ashley Taylor. Together, this duo has taken on the ugly, outrageous and offensive thoughts and actions that human beings find themselves exploring daily.
Taylor has over 20 years of theatrical experience as an actor in Canada at the reputable Stratford Festival (Alice in Alice Through the Looking Glass) and Shaw Festival (Pal Joey, Pygmalion) as well as for Mirvish Productions and Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Really Useful Group (The Sound of Music) plus multitudes of other professional theatre and film projects across the US and Canada (Belle, Beauty and the Beast; Cosette, Les Miserables; Little Bear; Goosebumps). Younger is an alumni of the Arts Academy and has performed professionally across Australia and New Zealand in WildWorld - The Cat Stevens Story as well as productions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show; City of Angels and Force Majeure's Nothing to Lose(Sydney Festival and Carraigeworks) to name a few.
With a cast of five that includes Taylor and Younger as well as Zac Alaimo (Original Cast of Wake, Adelaide Fringe), Tim Lancaster (Titanic, StageArt) and Georgie Potter (Chicago), their over-the-top and deeply twisted comedic and vocal performances will leave you wanting more of this irreverent musical.
Choreography is by the brilliant Brendy Ford (The Places We'll Go produced by Queenie Van de Zandt, Directed by Max Lambert) and Musical Direction by the stellar David Youings (We Will Rock You, Altar Boyz), People Suck is guaranteed to make you laugh, cry (possibly in shame and humiliation) and cringe your way through this hour of theatre and song.
People Suck opens Monday, 11th March and runs through Saturday 16th March. Early Bird tickets are on sale now. Seating is limited. Book today.
Show Details: People Suck: A Musical Airing of Grievances
Dates: March 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Venue: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne