PSYCHO BEACH PARTY
By Charles Busch, Produced by Little Ones Theatre, Theatre Works, Brisbane Festival, 2013, Rock Surfers Theatre Company, 2012.
Charles Busch's exuberant cult classic is a tongue-in-cheek parody of 1960s surf and beach party movies with a twist of equally retro high camp horror.
Directed by Stephen Nicolazzo this camp classic follows the dissasociative world of Chicklet, a Gidget-esque nerd with a dream to surf. When people in the town are attacked in strange sado-masochistic ways, it is up to the surf-bums and a B-Grade Horror star to find the culprit and save Chicklet from her potentially lethal sexual awakening.This production boasts a cross-gendered cast, sixties surf rock hits, and an appreciation of the perverse. Its classic Busch meets the olden age of Hollywood and the homo-eroticism of Point Break.
Following a slew of rave reviews and sell out Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane seasons, Little Ones Theatre's outrageously funny PSYCHO BEACH PARTY went on to win a Green Room Award for Best Female Performer and was nominated for Best Direction and Best Ensemble. It was also nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress. Psycho Beach Party was also included in The Age's Best of Melbourne Theatre list in 2013.
With: Ash Flanders, Genevieve Giuffre, Kevin Kiernan Molloy, Caitlin Adams, Peter Paltos, Amanda McGregor, Paul Blenheim, Tom Dent and Zoe Boesen.
Director: Stephen Nicolazzo
Set Design: Owen Phillips
Costume/Hair/Make Up Design: Eugyeene Teh and Tessa Pitt
Lighting Design: Katie Sfetkidis
Sound Design: Nate Edmondson
Choreography: Kurt Phelan
Stage Manager: Rebecca Poulter