Comedy duo WATSON duke it out with a few well-spoken fiends in their theatre production, Shakespeare Fight Club. Tegan Higginbotham and Adam McKenzie share their fantastic chemistry with the Comedy Festival, the exciting collaboration bound to resonate beyond their quirky concept-show.
Marooned and surrounded by savage intellectuals especially keen on Shakespeare, Higginbotham and McKenzie must recite the famous playwright's works to survive. The pair resolve to somehow escape their plight, lest they meet a sticky end. Tempted by the tournament's not-so-formidable cash-prize, however, Higginbotham soon develops other plans. Alongside wonderful performances courtesy of an extended ensemble (Liam Ryan and Cameron McKenzie), WATSON stage a humble yet hilarious production - one of scintillating wit and a serve of bawdy humor for good measure.
It should be said that while a casual knowledge of Shakespeare's works undoubtedly enriches the experience WATSON's show, it's nowhere near essential. Funnily enough, there's just as many moments throughout the play in which familiarity with the works of George Lucas might similarly assist. Shakespeare Fight Club is silly like that and therein lies its charm. It's a feel-good production. Part of the appeal is the fact that all of the performers clearly love what they're doing. Their sheer enthusiasm resonates with the audience, making for a wholly warm experience.
Shakespeare Fight Club is an excellent production born from the minds of, quite arguably, comedy's most exciting new duo.