AKA is incredibly proud to be the full service agency on Eddie Perfect's delectable new play The Beast. It opened at the Sydney Opera House to rave reviews and will tour to Melbourne's Comedy Theatre in late August.
When three tree-changing couples flee their dark past, they quickly find the country life is not all (locally sourced) peaches and (hand churned, bicycle-delivered) cream. For these city dwellers, living an ethical and sustainable life in the country, raising vegetables and lowering carbon footprints, is a means to atone for past sins.
But when a fourteen month old Angus calf is purchased for a respectful, face-your-food, nose-to-tail dinner party, the reality of life on the land is more confronting than any of them could have imagined. Lies are exposed, illusions shattered, and suppressed secrets leaked like chocolate sauce from a perfectly cooked fondant. Mmmm.
Eddie Perfect’s confronting, disturbing and hilarious play gleefully tears apart middle-class trends, social climbers, foodies, wine-snobs, helicopter parents, self-serving do-gooders and self-righteous gardeners. It’s about the lies we tell ourselves every single day.