Kill the Beast are a multi-award-winning comedy theatre company formed in 2012. They have mounted three full-length, critically acclaimed productions that have played to sell-out audiences across the UK.
Combining darkly comic scripts, slick physical stagecraft and inventive use of projection, the Beasts have created their own recognisable brand of exciting, original comedy theatre and are fast building a reputation in the industry…a reputation that is for them to know and you to find out.
The Boy Who Kicked Pigs debuted at The Lowry in Salford in 2012 and went on to play at The Pleasance during the Edinburgh Fringe and Jackson’s Lane in London, as well as touring across the UK (supported by Arts Council England). The show was nominated for the Brighton Fringe award, and received four and five star reviews from press including Time Out, What’s On Stage, Exeunt and The British Theatre Guide. The company became Associate Artists at The Lowry based on the strength of this first show.
He Had Hairy Hands built on this success, garnering equally positive reviews from publications including The Stage and The Scotsman. It won Best Studio Production at the Manchester Theatre Awards and the Peter Brook Festival Award in 2014, as well as being chosen as a BBC top pick at the Edinburgh Fringe.
The third show, Don’t Wake The Damp premiered at The Lowry in 2016, before going on to win the 2016 The Stage Edinburgh Award the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a national tour.
The three shows were bought together in one sold-out week in the main house of the Soho Theatre in early 2017.