Underbelly Festival: WeGotTickets MCA Final at Underbelly Festival, Southbank

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Now in its tenth year, the WeGotTickets Musical Comedy are 'firmly established as part of the comedy firmament' (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard) and have an outstanding track record in helping to discover, support and celebrate the best emerging musical comedians in the UK. Over the years the MCA has provided a launch pad to superstar acts like Frisky and Mannish, Abandoman, Mae Martin, Rachel Parris, David Elms and Jay Foreman and created a thriving independent platform to celebrate the artform that is musical comedy. Having fought their way through heats, quarter and semi finals at the Phoenix in Cavendish Square, tonight is the big night for this year's ten finalists. We will have a panel of top industry judges selecting this years winner, and there will also be prizes for Audience Favourite and Best Newcomer 2018. The final will be hosted by the spectacular Miss Frisky (La Soiree; Frisky & Mannish) and there will be a headline set from our 2017 winner Will Hislop! Sell out show 2009-17. Don't miss the UK's annual celebration of music-based comedy! Confirmed finalists so far (6 more to be announced after semi-finals!) DAVE BIBBY - 'Eye-opening satirical wonder' The Mumble 'Simply Hilarious' - Entertainment Focus CASSIE ATKINSON - 'Future national treasure, bringing wonderfully strange characters to life' - ToDoList 'The most vivacious presence on stage' - Financial Times ARCHIE HENDERSON - Best Newcomer - Musical Comedy Awards 2017 'Radiated a delightfully daft energy' - Steve Bennett, Chortle LUKE COURTIER - You better pay attention, lest the rapid-fire jokes fly over your head ... there's impressive musicality, textbook timing and the deadest of deadpan deliveries...Go see Luke Courtier. - The Sunday Times Press on MISS FRISKY: "A simply stupendous voice" (London Evening Standard) "A diva to the marrow" (Telegraph, UK) "Dynamite" (The West Australian) "A hurricane of a performer" (This Is Cabaret, UK) "Frisky is glorious" (Theatre Review, NZ) Press on WILL HISLOP: "Fresh, original and superbly written and performed" - The Guardian "Nothing short of genius" - The Telegraph Writer's Guild Award Nominee 2018 Prizes: ?750 for the winner, ?250 for Audience Favourite (chosen by our sponsors WeGotTickets, ?200 for Best Newcomer (no more than a year on the circuit) and invitations to perform at our Edinburgh show. For further information please contact: Ed Chappel on 0043 660 2903397 or via email at ed@musicalcomedy.co.uk or Tamara Cowan on 07866748593 or by email at tamara@musicalcomedy.co.uk

Venue Details & Map

Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road
0844 847 9910
Public transport:
Underground and Rail Stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross or Waterloo East Buses stop on Waterloo Bridge, York Road, Belvedere Road and Stamford Street.

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