The 2017 WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards final at the Lyric on April 10th was a roaring success! We are so grateful to all the acts who helped to make it such an unforgettable night, our brilliant sponsors WeGotTickets for helping us to put on another outstanding competition and all the audience members who came along to enjoy the brilliant talent on display!
The winner of the 2017 MCAs was Will Hislop (see above, Copyright Elina Kansikas: http://elina-photography.com/), with Tom Taylor coming second and winning the Audience Prize, Matt Hutson coming third and Two Plus Ones winning Best Newcomer. Here is a story on the final from the British Comedy Guide: https://www.comedy.co.uk/live/news/2527/will_hislop_wins_mcas_2017/ and here is a review from Theatre Direct: https://www.londontheatredirect.com/post/956/review-wegottickets-musical-comedy-award-finals.aspx. We have more photos from the final on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/musicalcomedyawards.
We are now gearing up for the TENTH WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards next year! We will be receiving entries via our FB page from October 1st onwards. We can’t wait to see your entries and have a fantastic summer!
The only tickets now left are via the theatre here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/lyric-theatre/wegottickets_musical_comedy_awards_final – if you click on Book Now and enter the promo code ‘Balcony’ you can purchase tickets for £12.
Hosted by Tina T’urner Tea Lady
Who will be crowned this year’s winner of the prestigious WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards? ‘Wonderfully entertaining‘ (Chortle.co.uk) Tina T’urner Tea Lady and the ten finalists from this year’s competition invite you to this riotous celebration of the UK’s best up-and-coming musical comedians! ‘A surreal and wonderful experience‘ ***** (ToDoList.org.uk). ‘As the Musical Comedy Awards demonstrate, the genre is currently bursting with talent.‘ (Time Out). Sell-out show 2009-16.
TWO PLUS ONES
HURT & ANDERSON
On the night, each of the ten finalists will perform 8 minutes of their musical comedy material and a series of industry judges will vote for the winner. Our sponsors will also judge which act had the best audience reaction and present the Audience Favourite Award to the winner. There will also be a performance from our brilliant 2016 winners Four Femmes on the Thames!
Photograph © Anthony Lycett
LYRIC UNTIL 10TH APR 2017
‘A SURREAL AND WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE’
TO DO LIST
‘A SATISFYING SIDE-SPLITTING COMBINATION’
THE GAY UK
‘A GLORIOUS EIGHTIES THROWBACK-WONDERFULLY ENTERTAINING’
‘MRS OVERALL MEETS BEYONCE – A DEFINITE CROWD PLEASER’
BEYOND THE JOKE
‘A REMARKABLE TOUR DE FORCE… GENERATES WAVES OF LAUGHTER’
We hope this finds you well! We are thrilled to announce the acts taking part in the coming competition! We want to say a huge thank you to all the acts who entered this year – we have a process when judging, where Tamara and I categorise the entries as ‘yes’, ‘no’ and ‘maybe’ after viewing them but this year we had far more entries in the ‘yes’ column than we had places. We opted to select another 4, so 44 acts in total to reflect this, but it could have very easily been over 50. We sincerely hope that acts which didn’t get through this time will enter again and we would like to offer all acts who didn’t get through two free tickets to a first round heat of their choice: just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can book you in to a show. We are currently in the process of allocating the acts into the first round heats, but here is a list of the acts that we have in store for you. It’s going to be an incredible year! Check out all the entries at www.facebook.com/musicalcomedyawards.
Professor Jack Darcy
Les Beaux Idiots
Two Plus Ones
Hurt & Anderson
Jenny B Side
ALL 8 PHOENIX SHOWS FOR £15
We also have a secret early bird link for a Phoenix Pass – usually tickets cost £8 per show, but we have a very limited amount of passes for all 8 shows for the price of £15. Here is the secret link: http://www.wegottickets.com/sct/V8dkqzfvE4
See you soon – hopefully at heat one with Four Femmes on the Thames on Jan 14th!!! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
Ed and Tamara x
We are very excited to announce all our headliners for the coming competition, some of the finest musical comedy acts in the country. Remember you can see all of these amazing acts plus the competition contestants by getting a secret early bird Phoenix Pass which gets you in to all eight Phoenix shows for £15. Here is the link: http://www.wegottickets.com/sct/V8dkqzfvE4
WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards 2017
Live at the Phoenix, Cavendish Square
Jan 14 – Heat 1 with FOUR FEMMES ON THE THAMES
Jan 21 – Heat 2 with JOLLYBOAT
Jan 28 – Heat 3 with ADAM KAY
Feb 4 – Heat 4 with JAY FOREMAN
Feb 25 – Quarter-Final 1 with JENNY BEDE
Mar 4 – Quarter-Final 2 with MITCH BENN
March 18 – Semi-Final 1 with GARETH RICHARDS
March 25 – Semi-Final 2 with RACHEL PARRIS
We’ll be setting up individual events and ticketing options for each individual show but definitely recommend the early bird discount (see link above)!
On October 1st we will be opening doors to enter the 9th WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards! Every year we come across so many fantastic new musical comedy acts breaking through on the circuit and also have the privilege of welcoming back acts that have competed before and further honed their talent! We’re all booked in to the Phoenix for our first round heats, Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals and soon we will be able to confirm the date for our final at the Udderbelly on Southbank! Please read our terms and conditions here: https://musicalcomedyawards.com/competition-terms-and-conditions/ and post a video of your original musical comedy material to our Facebook page between October 1st and December 11th. We simply cannot wait to see the entries!
Read an excellent review of the final from Bruce Dessau of the Evening Standard and beyondthejoke.co.uk: http://www.beyondthejoke.co.uk/content/2620/live-review-musical-comedy-awards-final-udderbelly.
To view a selection of stunning photos from our fantastic photographer Elina Kansikas, visit her FB page here: https://facebook.com/elinaphotography.