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"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:
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Eddie Perfectâ€™s The Beast is a trip from hoof to hook, writes Paul Galloway.
"Perfect's script is sly, wry and intelligent. It's clearly a soapbox for all the things Perfect holds dear - and the things he wishes were a little further away - but it's never preachy or bloated. In form, The Beast is entirely conventional, but in execution it might be the most adventurous thing on the MTC stage in a long while."
"Eddie Perfect's new play, The Beast, is chaotic, offensive and incredibly indulgent - no surprises there - but the atom-splitting chaos is controlled and self-sustaining, the offence is given to hypocrites and snobs, mostly, and the writerly indulgence is utterly delightful."
"Funny, heartbreaking and politically incorrect: Eddie Perfectâ€™s first play is a winner. The dark satire is a razor-sharp examination of food stuff and middle-class values."