YETI IS DEAD/I AM TOM
by MEDLOCK and MUSGROVE and SAINSBURY
at The Basement, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
From 28 Apr 2012 to 5 May 2012
From 8 May 2012 to 12 May 2012
Reviewed by: John Smythe; Ewen Coleman (The Dominion Post);
A GREY LYNN FLATTING SCENARIO
NZ's theatrical comedy wonder-kids are back!
Once again, the comedy writing triumvirate of Natalie Medlock (Shortland St, I AM YETI), Dan Musgrove (Underbelly, TOYS), and Tom Sainsbury (SuperCity, CRIMS), bring their warped world of hilarious shtick to the NZ Comedy Festival – at Auckland's BASEMENT Theatre from April 28, and BATS Theatre in Wellington, from May 8.
It's been one year since Tom Sainsbury killed the Yeti that seduced him and ruined his marriage. Life was hard after that. He cried. Big tears. But now life is great…he has a new flat, new flatmates, and he has jaundice. It's almost perfect. With the help of his actor flatmates, Nat and Dan - Tom escapes into a world of pure imagination. But is this new life a reality or the result of some messed-up amateur role-play? Is the Yeti properly dead? And why is his liver failing?
From the writers of the smash hits Christ Almighty!, TOYS, and the co-writer of TV's SuperCity, YETI IS DEAD/I AM TOM is edge-of-your-seat theatre, and fall-off-your-seat comedy. Think The Muppets meets Modern Family: one part sketch comedy, one part- ludicrous pop cultural mash up - a tale of self-discovery and recovery – in picturesque Grey Lynn.
“Masters of observation”- Theatreview
“Ferocious comic talents…” - Theatreview
As part of the NZ International Comedy Festival 2012