|Sat 4 Oct 2008, 7:30pm–9:00pm|
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After the successful Auckland season of A Night with Beau Tyler in 2007, Feeney McSweeney Productions is delighted to announce the 2008 NZ tour of this satirical masterpiece.
With over 50 shows booked throughout New Zealand, this year’s national tour promises to be one of the biggest of recent years. From Invercargill to Keri Keri venues are hosting the show, which has also been picked up this year by the Nelson Festival, the Cabaret Festival in Christchurch and the Fuel Festival in Hamilton.
2008 will find Beau Tyler on the come-back trail in his all-new, revved-up, essentially the same as last year but glossily repackaged hottest-lamest-soon-to-be-exported sensational one hour Failure Focused Personal seminar. Kiwis all over the nation now can experience the dubious benefit of this workshop from the shining star of the disturbing and fickle world of the self-help industry . . .
A Night with Beau Tyler takes a crack at those Anthony Robbins type motivators who have cultivated a multi-billion dollar global business helping others to help themselves. The show takes an entertaining swipe at the self-help movement through the personal journey of guru Beau Tyler, as he travels down into the hollow centre of his personality, and bounces back again, stunned but unrepentant. Funny and thought provoking theatrical satire, Peter Feeney bases the character of Beau Tyler on the popular television character he plays in the ongoing Tip Top Memphis Meltdown series of television commercials. Feeney’s character has his own unique spin on the pseudo-science that is self-help; where those with the thinnest of credentials can diagnose in normal people symptoms with inflated or invented maladies - and implement remedies that have never been known to work . . .
Feeney’s talents have not strictly been limited to theatre and commercials. Many international movie goers instantly recognise him as Angus Oldfield from the New Zealand comedy horror Black Sheep. He also starred in 30 Days of Night alongside Josh Hartnett. His performances in the United Kingdom have not gone unnoticed either, having appeared in the Peter Cook and Dudley Moore biopic Not Only But Always and the television series Cold Feet.
New Zealand however knew of Feeney long before the rest of the world from his starring roles in Shortland Street as Dr. Nathan Exley, Rude Awakenings as Dr. Spencer Fantl, and nomination for the “Best Short Film Performance” category at the 2003 New Zealand Film and TV awards( for The Platform). Fellow Tyler junkie, show director Greg Cooper has been involved with theatre and film for over 16 years, as an actor, writer, producer and director.
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