17 – 28 Sept, The Loft, QUT Theatre, Brisbane
Charles Busch’s camp classic follows the schizophrenic world of Chicklet, a Gidgetesque nerd with a dream to surf. When the town’s people are attacked in strange sado-masochistic ways, it is up to the surfbums and a B-Grade Horror star to find the culprit and save Chicklet.
This critically acclaimed show boasts a cross-gendered cast, sixties surf rock hits, and an appreciation of the perverse. It’s classic Busch meets the golden age of Hollywood and the homo-eroticism of Point Break.
Following sold out seasons in Melbourne and Sydney, director Stephen Nicolazzo’s joyous interpretation of Psycho Beach Party has become an independent theatre phenomenon.
Nominated for the Sydney Theatre Award 2012 (Best Supporting Actress-Genevieve Giuffre) and starring gender-bending favourite Ash Flanders and an energetic ensemble cast, this show is the perfect bi-polar summertime party.
“An absolute cack. Hi-lar-ious. What fun…Through strong ensemble theatre, the actors bring an almost erotic frisson, holding serious method and silly manner in true equipoise…It’s the funniest show around!” Cameron Woodhead, The Age