Shut up and listen. In exactly ten minutes and fifty-three seconds the world is going to end. But that’s not important right now… Get transported to another world with the apocalyptic musical, Motor-mouth Loves Suck-Face at Chapel Off Chapel 6 – 23 October 2016.
Welcome to the party to end all parties on the last night of the world. #Armageddon. #Zombies. Existential teenage passion and virgin-geeks – where the only way to escape annihilation is through a cosmic wormhole that leads to another dimension.
Presented by Anthony Crowley, Motor-mouth Loves Suck-Face is an apocalyptic musical comedy about a planet on the edge, complete with a pop-rock score (Suck My Armageddon, I Want to Taste Your Fish Paste) and a thumping Bollywood diversion because, well, how else do you distract a mob of brain dead zombies?
With all the ingredients of a cult show, Crowley creates a stage world where the dramatic stakes are high – life and death high – the energy is electric, the characters idiosyncratic, and the consequences comedically dire.
It’s an Australian story about universal themes of love, heart-break, hope and escape and the 21st century pop culture fascination with the end of the world. Wrapped in a glittering party atmosphere, Motor-mouth Loves Suck-Face makes its Melbourne debut with an energetic night at the theatre that is bursting at the seams.
Anthony Crowley is a playwright, composer and director. His writing for musical theatre includes: The Villain of Flowers, The Wild Blue, Nathanial Storm and Vincent – An A cappella Opera. In 2006 he was co-winner of the Pratt Prize for musical theatre.
Crowley’s writing for the theatre includes: Pretty White Lies, The Velveteen Undertow and The Frail Man – which won the 2004 Wal Cherry Play of the Year. In 2005 he was the recipient of the ANPC/New Dramatists Award, and in 2008 he won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Best Music Theatre Script.
Writer / Director: Anthony Crowley Featuring: Thomas Bradford, Olivia Charalambous, Brenton Gardiner, Lachlan Hamill, Jessica Harris, Elias Jabbour, Sophie Jackson, Belinda Jenkin, Ashleigh Kreveld, Nicole Kaminski, Danielle Matthews, Harley Morrison, Luisa Scrofani, Safiye Vurdu Musical Director: Mark Jones Choreographer: Elenor Smith Adams Lighting Designer: Rob Sowinski Lighting Associate: Bryn Cullen Stage Manager: Hayley Fox Associate Producer: Gavin Macleod
Motor-mouth Loves Suck-Face
Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
Season: 12 -23 October 2016 (previews: 6 – 11 October)
For more information, visit: www.motormouthlovessuckface.com.au for details.
Image: Lachlan Hamill as a Zombie (supplied)