This November Salty Theatre and Theatre Works Look At All The Ways People Suck
Address: 14 Acland St, St Kilda
Date: 20 - 30 November, 2019
Time: Tues - Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Ticket: $45 Full, $37 Concession, $30 Student and Under 30s and Preview
Buy / Ticket: http://www.theatreworks.org.au/program/people-suck/
Call: 03 9534 3388
Photographers: Sarahlouise Younger and Ashley Taylor
Subject: Ashley Taylor
Written by award-winning Canadian team Megan Phillips and Peter Cavell, 'People Suck' is a 90 minute toe-tapping musical feast of family favourites such as 'When I See You Smile (I Want to Kill You)', 'Who Sucks Worse', and 'Where the Hell is Darwin When You Need Him?'
With the glut of new international independent plays Melbourne showcases yearly, Salty Theatre offers a rare opportunity to sample some of the independent musical offerings from across the pond.
“Part of our company ethos is to bring independent musical works to Australian audiences that they’ve never seen before.”, explains Salty Theatre Co-Artistic Director Ashley Taylor.
“Admittedly, my being from Toronto and this show originating out of there made me doubly excited to have a taste of home here in Oz. Canadians and Australians have a similar taste in humour; dry, tongue in cheek, willing and able to take the piss. Audiences can expect a lot of laughs and some tears. 'People Suck' offers a beautiful little cringe factor too that makes the show that much more fabulous. While being incredibly entertaining, it also asks people to face the mirror and take a long hard look at themselves.”
A recent addition to our arts landscape, female lead Melbourne-based Salty Theatre was co-founded by theatre, dance and cabaret veteran Sarahlouise Younger and Canadian theatre and screen vet Ashley Taylor. They deal directly with new writers, directors, producers and performers to form connections with creatives across the globe.
Running this November as a part of the Theatre Works Chapter Three program, 'People Suck' is a rare, must see slice of musical comedy on the Melbourne arts calendar.
“the potential to become something of a cult-classic” ★★★★ - ArtsHub
Directed by Sarahlouise Younger
Music Supervision by David Youings
Musical Direction by Geoffrey Scarlett
Performed by Belinda Jenkin, Tim Lancaster, Georgie Potter, Ashley Taylor and Ashley Weidner - Set Design by Sarahlouise Younger and Ashley Taylor