That’s One Damn Sexy Ape

That's One Damn Sexy ApeGavin Roach presents the world premiere of That’s One Damn Sexy Ape at the La Mama Courthouse, as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival from 16 April 2024.

Bubo is a proud, strong and stoic gorilla. He is the pride of the Zoo. Its main attraction. Visitors come in waves to gaze upon his majesty and mysticism.

But when a series of chilling events tarnish his unblemished reputation, drastic measures must be used to win back the public’s favour.

With a sultry new ad campaign and a cast of over-the-top characters, hilarity ensues as Bubo is pushed and pulled into an arena, he is not only ill-equipped for, but one that he never imagined he would shine so bright in.

“Roach himself could charm anyone, and his impish stage persona makes the artificial construct of a theatrical narrative flow as naturally as any of Alan Bennett’s seminal talking heads.” – Fringe Journal

Writer/Director: Gavin Roach | Featuring: Asher Griffith-Jones, Perri Cummings, Dax Carnay, Eleni Vettos, Jasper Jordan, Rupert Bevan, Christopher Trimarchi | Lighting Designer: Ashleigh Shearman | Set Designer: Fernando Ulloa | Sound Designer: Anthony Jacobsen | Stage Manager: Lowana van Dorssen

That’s One Damn Sexy Ape
La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond Street, Carlton
Season: 16 – 21 April 2024

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Image: That’s One Damn Sexy Ape – artwork by Ivan Jeldres