Columns
Residents' Association Image

Residents' Association

Giving credit where it is due
Read more >>

Business in Southbank Image

Business in Southbank

A passion for good food
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

Check the balcony and terrace rules first
Read more >>

Montague Community Alliance

Life’s too short to be a sceptic …
Read more >>

Federal Politics Image

Federal Politics

Marriage equality – Let’s get it done
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

Media campaign reaches 1 million Victorians
Read more >>

Southbanker Image

Southbanker

A supportive Southbanker
Read more >>

Yarra River Business Association Image

Yarra River Business Association

Looking for the reset button for river businesses
Read more >>

Skypad Living Image

Skypad Living

Urban forests in a concrete jungle
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

More than just a body transformation
Read more >>

Councillor Profile Image

Councillor Profile

The making of a lord mayor
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

Southbank’s own Jack Sparrow
Read more >>

Southbank Fashion Image

Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
Read more >>

Street Smarts Image

Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
Read more >>

Watson brings laughs and scares to MICF

09 Mar 2017

Watson brings laughs and scares to MICF Image

By Sunny Liu

Watson’s new horror comedy “Go To Hell!” will make the Malthouse Theatre audience both laugh and cringe at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

The comedy trio first tried out this unique genre in 2015, when they lured people into an abandoned jail for a night of spooky storytelling as part its “Who’s Afraid of the Dark” performance. They subsequently won the award for Best Comedy at Melbourne Fringe 2015.

This year Watson plans to create plenty of light and dark moments at the Coopers Malthouse in Southbank. Watson’s Adam McKenzie said “Go To Hell!” would generate “just as many laughs as scares”.

“It can be light, fluffy and scary. We guarantee that people will have a great time,” he said. “The audience will leave feeling they have experienced something they have never encountered before.”

Mr McKenzie, who is a multi-award winning writer, actor and comedian, wrote the script with the other Watson members Tegan Higginbotham and Liam Ryan.

Mr McKenzie also said the Malthouse theatre was an “incredible” venue for its performances.

“It’s a great privilege to be able to perform at such a beautiful space. There will also be cinematic sound effects that will give the audience an authentic experience,” he said.

“Go To Hell!” is directed by Tripod’s Steven Gates and is a recipient of the 2017 Moosehead Awards, a highly regarded prize within the Australian comedy community. It will run from March 30 to April 23 at the Coopers Malthouse.

Stay in touch with Southbank. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

You must be registered with Southbank Local News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.