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A Night with Beau Tyler

When:

Fri 20 Jun 2008–Sun 22 Jun 2008, 9:00pm

Where: Philip Carter Family Auditorium, Christchurch, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $25.00
  • Friends: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Elephant Publicity

Following his hugely successful Auckland season in 2007, Beau Tyler bursts onto the Christchurch stage as part of the Cabaret Festival.

“The Beau Tyler character, fallen guru, rising phoenix-like was a perfect balance of pathos with self-love and ultimately explained why the genre he is subverting works . . . ” Pulp Magazine

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.

A Night with Beau Tyler is part of the second annual Christchurch Cabaret Festival.

“If laughter is indeed the best medicine, then A Night with Beau Tyler is efficacious therapy indeed." - Theatre View

Show Duration: 70 minutes (no interval)