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Richard Watts

The opportunity to remount his critically acclaimed one-man show is not the main reason Scottee has returned Down Under.

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Following rave reviews at its Australian premiere season in January, as part of Melbourne’s queer cultural festival Midsumma, UK performance-maker Scottee has returned to St Kilda’s Theatre Works for a short return season of The Worst of Scottee. Created in conjunction with a psychotherapist and a filmmaker, and directed by Chris Goode, the production can seem abject, confessional and humiliating to audiences, but Scottee himself sees it very differently.

About the author

Richard Watts is ArtsHub's Performing Arts Editor and Team Leader, Editorial; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on community radio station Three Triple R.

The founder of the Emerging Writers' Festival, Richard currently serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's Committee of Management and on the Green Room Awards Independent Theatre panel.

He is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and in 2017 was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend.

Twitter: @richardthewatts