Shut up and listen. In exactly one minute and fifty-three seconds a solar flare will strike the earthâ€”setting off a chain reaction incinerating every living creature on the face of the earth. But that’s not important right now. What’s important is this.
Welcome to the party to end all partiesâ€”where Blasko Tupper, teenage master of the dark arts, has just kidnapped her entire schoolâ€”including Motor-mouth and Suck-face, two geeks in lust and love who have until midnight to lose their virginity, escape through a cosmic wormhole and save the planetâ€”in the other dimension. Everything goes according to plan, that is, until Blasko’s parents escape their cage and start transforming hysterical teenagers into mindless zombies. With a rock-pop score of songs like My Polar Bear, Heart Be A Radio and I’d Rather Be A Zombie, Motor-mouth Loves Suck-face is a musical comedy about hope, for the young and the young at heart. Did we mention the Bollywood diversion? Prepare to die.
‘Having two teenage geek girls sing to their geek hero boyâ€¦ is actually completely radical and powerfulâ€¦ none of the male characters were undermined or emasculated by their positionsâ€¦ I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before in anything. Ever. Wow.’ â€”Christian Leavesley, Artistic Director, Arena Theatre Company