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Patrick Kelly's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates
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Eat the Young Fresh
Eat the Young Fresh
Child poverty is an issue that often provides heated debate and over the centuries many solutions to solving this issue have come and gone. Jonathan Swift wrote an interesting and insightful article into the oppression of the English aristocracy and a solution to the persecuted Irish during the potato famine, with a tongue in cheek article penned in 1729 - 'A modest proposal' providing a solution to the issue by selling the infants of the impoverished Irish to the wealthy English rulers so they may be cooked and eaten. Even providing recipes for preparation of the meal! This provides the platform for Eat the Young Fresh. The tale centers on a love triangle and the pressures this brings upon an educated and upwardly mobile young married couple. They face the challenges of redundancies in the Global Financial Crisis, unpaid bills, unexpected pregnancy, mental illness, substance abuse, extramarital affairs, sexual orientation, and many more. The results of which are hilariously gruesome and not for the easily nauseous. Presented as a black comedy, with a challenging score to balance the gruesome plot, Eat the Young Fresh is full of drama, lies, music and FOOD. The audience will be treated to a 'feast' for the senses, when they arrive and throughout the show, as they take the journey with the characters on stage. This original New Zealand musical is not to be missed
Q Theatre, The Vault, Auckland 24 Feb 2015
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black comedy musical
Male: 1 Female: 2 Other: -
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