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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.

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