"why do you want to be friends with these people? You don’t even like them. And they certainly don’t like you."
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.
Commissioned and premiered by the Melbourne Theatre Company in 2013, this is a cutting, modern day satire that tears our notions of morality to shreds with a hilarious rant on urban culture, organic lifestyles and infidelity.
Tom Healey in Conversation with Eddie Perfect about The Beast:
- Black Satirical Comedy
- 140 minutes
- 3 female, 4 male
- 10 roles
- young adult, adult
- Australian Script Centre