MILK! Returns for a special extended season!
Due to popular demand, the quirky offbeat comedy MILK! Returns for a special extended season!
For those that missed out on seeing MILK the first time round, three extra shows will give punters the chance to see this little gem of comedic theatre. From the savant mind of Trygve Wakenshaw comes a surreal look at the history of dairy farming in New Zealand – if cows could talk, that is…
Milk is the new offering from Theatre Beating and features a hilarious ensemble cast complete with cow costumes, witty social commentary and some of the most outrageous prop gags you've ever seen. The sleeper show of the NZ International Comedy Festival, MILK transports the audience into a surreal world where cows not only have feelings, hopes, dreams and disappointments but also struggle with the rural urban drift, drug abuse and the loss of loved ones.
Onion (Barnie Duncan) is obsessed with getting over the fence and reaching paddock 3H, where the grass is obviously greener; the beautiful Daisy (Sophie Henderson) struggles with confidence issues and can't tell whether the enormously endowed stud bull Juan truly loves her or just wants her for her body; Mrs Clover (Trygve Wakenshaw) is the perennial optimist choosing to ignore the realities of the world and instead focusing on the simple pleasures of life and Dumbsy (Kate Simmonds)… well Dumbsy is basically a semi-retarded cow with great legs. Thrown into the mix is a lonely farmer (Brett O'Gorman) who has spent just a bit too much time alone with the animals whose sexually frustrated world is upset when a gorgeous milkmaid arrives for work experience – the cumulative result is a bizarre trip into a psychedelic and vibrant world which might just turn you vegetarian for all the wrong reasons.
This is a fantastic, easily digestible show that is best seen with some friends after a few drinks and will have you alternately howling with laughter at the outrageous slapstick and raising eyebrows at the acute social observation of the Kiwi mindset.
If you missed the NZ International Comedy Festival or if you are just sad it's all over, don't waste time on the couch at home; come and have a drink and a laugh at the scandalous MILK! The Truth About NZ Dairy Farming.
"The cast are talented and work extremely well as
an ensemble" - Theatreview
"Crack-a-tit funny. I loved the show so much that I raced to the office and extolled its virtues on my Facebook status immediately." -Shane Bosher (Silo Theatre)
"As a perplexed Fonterra lamb confessed to me after the show, "We are just so conservative! We didn't expect this, we didn't know what to do!" Priceless." -Theatreview
"MILK! is even funnier than naked chicks presenting the news" -Oliver Driver (ALT TV)
Basement (old Silo theatre, bottom of Grey's Ave) @ 8.30 on
the 13th, 14th and a special late night show @ 10pm on the
15th of May.
Make sure you come along with plenty of time to spare before the show to make use of the radical drink special - where you'll pay only $5 for a Tiger beer.
Tickets are $15/$20
Groups of 5plus $15 each
Book at theatrebeating[at]gmail.com NOW for you and your mates, and a get a group discount booking. Be the cool one who came up with a good night out!