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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 The Beast
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'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. ' (Source: Melbourne Theatre Company website)

Production Details

  • World Premiere: Presented in association with Melbourne Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Southbank Theatre, The Sumner 3 October - 9 November 2013.

    Director: Iain Sinclair.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Beauty Is a Breath of Fresh Disgusting Air Owen Richardson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 29 August 2016; (p. 24)

— Review of The Beast Eddie Perfect , 2013 single work drama
Generous Serving of Dinnertime Absurdities John McCallum , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 August 2016; (p. 12)

— Review of The Beast Eddie Perfect , 2013 single work drama
Nothing Sacred in Eddie's Pitch-Perfect, Serrated-edge Satire Jason Blake , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 August 2016; (p. 11)

— Review of The Beast Eddie Perfect , 2013 single work drama
Inde Talent, New Ideas and a King the Stars of Stage Cameron Woodhead , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 24 December 2013; (p. 24)
Meeting Mr Perfect Benjamin Law , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 94 2013; (p. 24-29)

'The article focuses on Eddie Perfect, a composer-performer from Australia. It says that the upcoming play of Perfect is "The Beast", which is written for the Melbourne Theatre Co. that will feature rich amounts of blood on stage and will focus on the killing of a baby animal. It also cites that his father is Tom Perfect, his mother is Judy Perfect, and he has two other siblings namely Celeste and Anna wherein, from a young age, they studied music at the Yamaha Music School in Malvern, Victoria.' (Editor's abstract)

Taking the Knife to the Middle Class Annabel Ross , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 May 2013; (p. 18)

— Review of The Beast Eddie Perfect , 2013 single work drama
'The theatrical polymath's new play 'The Beast' is a degustation satire, writes Annabel Ross.'
Killer Instinct Shane Green , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 September 2013; The Age , 28 September 2013 2013;

— Review of The Beast Eddie Perfect , 2013 single work drama
Women Steal the Show as Dark Farce Dissects Dinner Party Cameron Woodhead , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 October 2013; (p. 47)

— Review of The Beast Eddie Perfect , 2013 single work drama
Nothing Sacred in Eddie's Pitch-Perfect, Serrated-edge Satire Jason Blake , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 August 2016; (p. 11)

— Review of The Beast Eddie Perfect , 2013 single work drama
Generous Serving of Dinnertime Absurdities John McCallum , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 August 2016; (p. 12)

— Review of The Beast Eddie Perfect , 2013 single work drama
Meeting Mr Perfect Benjamin Law , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 94 2013; (p. 24-29)

'The article focuses on Eddie Perfect, a composer-performer from Australia. It says that the upcoming play of Perfect is "The Beast", which is written for the Melbourne Theatre Co. that will feature rich amounts of blood on stage and will focus on the killing of a baby animal. It also cites that his father is Tom Perfect, his mother is Judy Perfect, and he has two other siblings namely Celeste and Anna wherein, from a young age, they studied music at the Yamaha Music School in Malvern, Victoria.' (Editor's abstract)

Inde Talent, New Ideas and a King the Stars of Stage Cameron Woodhead , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 24 December 2013; (p. 24)
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