Have you ever had one too many and had to show up to your therapist appointment the next day? Well, we have. After a heavy night of unpacking the beers, two hungover strangers find themselves in their therapist’s waiting room and begin to unpack their fears and all of the characters that have shaped their lives, for better or worse.
Beers for Fears is an absurd and (sometimes) tender portrait of two twenty-somethings doing their best to get by and to not throw up on the nice carpet. They bond over coping mechanisms, the harsh reality of responsibility and a mutual admiration of Stingray from Neighbours. Love that guy. Take a journey with Elle, Luce, The Media Moguls, two Johnny Howards on a Bench, BIG HAMLET, little hamlet, even Johnny Howard’s dog, Little Johnny. Woof.
Known for their quirky and often brutal satire of Aussie culture, this show is brought to you by Elly Hewitt and Lucy Rees of Spoon Eyes (Spoon Eyes VS The Pub, Apologue and Hills Hoist). Elly is a musician, writer and actor; and plays in Melbourne band Porpoise Spit. Lucy is an actor, writer, and an ensemble member of The Improv Conspiracy. Lucy recently wrote and performed one-person show The Space Between for the 2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival.
'They make you laugh, they make you cry, and they should make you think.' The Music (praise for Spoon Eyes show Hills Hoist)
'Strong dose of dark humour and over-the-top performances' Theatre Press (Praise for Spoon Eyes show Apologue)
“The show is mostly just me pretending to be Ian Thorpe, but with underlying existentialism. Wow, maybe just write that?” Elly Hewitt (actually in the show)
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