20 – 30 November 2019
Jerks, morons, flakes – let’s face it: PEOPLE SUCK. Winner of Best of Toronto Fringe and Patron’s Pick, this irreverent, hilarious and all-too-relatable musical comedy explores the many, many ways in which people are just the worst. Following rave reviews from its Australian Premiere at Melbourne’s Butterfly Club, this intimate musical remains a not-so-gentle reminder to be ever vigilant and learn to be better human beings, one day at a time…
Written by award winning Canadian writing team Megan Phillips and Peter Cavell, PEOPLE SUCK has been introduced to Australia by Melbourne Company Salty Theatre, co-founded by Melbourne theatre, dance and cabaret veteran Sarah Louise Younger and Canadian theatre and screen vet Ashley Taylor. Together, this duo has taken on the ugly, outrageous and offensive thoughts and actions that human beings find themselves exploring daily.
"Salty Theatre have curated a delightfully acerbic and therapeutic collection of showtunes that explore all the different ways that people suck. And it’s wonderful."
"[People Suck] had me grinning from ear to ear and left me reflective of what small changes we all could make to make the world suck a little less each day."
"With energetic performances, accomplished vocals and plenty of laughs this is a entertaining way to spend poking fun at all the annoying people in our lives and maybe, just maybe, learning a lesson or two about ourselves along the way."
MY MELBOURNE ARTS
"A wonderful exploration of human fallacy with a little ray of hope thrown in for good measure."
"With the potential to become something of a cult-classic, People Suck does well to deliver an entertaining piece of theatre... Filled with delightful and hilarious songs about the worst of humanity, it's easy to quickly become a fan of this musical."
Concession, Under 30s & Students $28
85 minutes no interval
Adult Themes | Coarse Language
PETER CAVELL, MEGAN PHILLIPS
Music Supervision by
Musical Direction by
BELINDA JENKIN, TIM LANCASTER, GEORGIE POTTER, ASHLEY TAYLOR, ASHLEY WEIDNER
Set Design by
ASHLEY TAYLOR, SARAHLOUISE YOUNGER
ELEANOR HOWLETT (SASSY RED PR)