A new provocative, hilarious and violent, electronic musical depicting love and desire in the modern age.

A staged reading of a brand new musical by award-winning writers ‘Neylon & Peele.’ At a breakneck pace ‘Gary is Jesus’ explores identity, desire and the religious parallels of celebrity within the world of experimental 80’s electro-pop music. Following the slow deterioration of a friendship group centred around cult-like celebrity Gary, the musical examines the consequences of the seemingly tiniest of actions. Gary is Jesus is a provocative, hilarious, violent, examination of the love and desire in the modern age and musical theatre at its most ambitious and innovative!

Please note: this is an experimental, workshop reading.

‘A duo destined for big things.’
– My Melbourne Arts

‘[Their] exciting new work is full of familiar growing-up experiences and Aussie references bound to make you laugh.’
– Weekendnotes on ‘The Beep Test’

Content Warnings: Death, Self-Harm, Haze, Strobe, Sex, Violence, Blood

Book, Music & Lyrics: Conor Neylon & Jackson Peele

Direction: Jackson Peele

Music Direction: Conor Neylon

Dramaturgy: Scout Hook

Audio and Music Production Supervisor: Lachlan Hol

Cast: TBC

Image by James Reiser

Access Information:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.