In a music studio in surburban Brisbane four men gather in an attempt to build upon a surprisingly successful first album. Newly clean, front man Gareth is losing his cool. Lead guitarist Chimney has got cold feet. Bass player Michael is keeping secrets and Sumo, the drummer, has vanished. Meet Hedonism.
Hedonism have rocketed from pub gigs to support acts, international tours and brand management. It’s a whole new world. They’ve been given a license to drink, be rockstars and live, well, hedonistically. They’ve been give permission to never grow up, as long as they record their second album.
After an all-weekend bender involving under-age girls, bikies, racial slurs on YouTube and a wombat from Australia Zoo, record label exec Phil is sent in to pull the boys into line and prevent the looming PR disaster. During the testosterone-fueled fallout, closely-guarded secrets are laid bare and friendships tested.
Hedonism’s Second Album premiered at The Loft as part of La Boite Theatre Company’s La Boite Indie Season on August 14, 2014.
COVER IMAGE COURTESY OF: Simon Hall Photography. Visit: http://www.simonhallphoto.com.au
ISBN: 978 1 921390 73 9
"Hedonism’s Second Album is a highly entertaining ride and is the perfect play to convert your non-theatre friends."
— Aussie Theatre
"It’s thought provoking, entertaining and at some moments incredibly touching."
— XS Entertainment
"This has to be the most entertaining Indie show I have seen in years. It was so refreshing to see young writers and young actors providing a show that hit home with a young audience as well as hardened critics like me. I loved the freshness and life in the work. It has great characters, a tight script, witty lines, action, drama and comedy – and best of all; no giving in to self indulgence."
— The Blurb
"Hedonism’s Second Album is a thoroughly enjoyable show that explores with humour, the meaning of modern masculinity, growing up and friendship."
— Guy Frawley
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