We invite you to don a party hat, eat some cake, and come inside, where you’ll find Cougar half naked under a tanning lamp, surrounded by stuffed birds and feeling increasingly tense… This is a place where human cruelty and blind faithfulness clash and Couger Glass’ desires lead everyone around him into his most destructive birthday party yet.
‘We are all as bad as each other. All hungry little cannibals at our own cannibal party. So f**k the milk of human kindness and welcome to the abattoir!’
Prolific Australian director Robert Chuter takes on Philip Ridley’s contemporary classic, ‘The Fastest Clock in the Universe’ for Four Letter Word Theatre. This twisted production takes a dark look at the human condition through one man’s obsession with youth and beauty. This nod to Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray is carried through this contemporary gothic text, which is at the same time comedic and horrific, romantic and violent.
The play centres on Cougar Glass, the narcissistic 30 year old who is once again celebrating his ’19th birthday’ in order to seduce an unwitting young schoolboy, who came to Cougar and The Captain’s flat in the East End looking for a new brother, all the while as Cougar sits on the couch, handling his hard-on.