The year is 2113. An archaeology team has recently uncovered the city of Melbourne, preserved exactly as it was one century earlier. For the first time, 2113 citizens are able to see how people lived during the dark days of 2013 and the problems they faced. So begins this 90 minute tour that winds its way through the arcades and laneways of the CBD, led by Xavier Toby and Micah D Higbed, who use the setting to both show off some of Melbourne’s secret gems and highlight some of society’s flaws.
The atmosphere of the tour is one of the main drawcards, with both of the likeable and quick-witted tour guides regularly interacting with the crowd. Furthermore, this is not the “pull unsuspecting audience members up on stage and laugh at them for not knowing what to do” interaction practised by other comedians; instead they actively seek input from attendees, in the process creating the fictional 2113 where the tour is set.
Given the level of interactivity, the other people on the tour will certainly play a factor. However, this type of show is less likely to attract a passive audience and if you bring several friends along then you know you’ll be in good company. While 90 minutes may seem a little long, fear not, for the trek ends at the Imperial Hotel, where you can grab a drink then watch your tour guides perform their solo stand up shows later in the evening.
Meet at the Bourke & Wills Statue, City Square
Mon 1 Apr 2pm & 6pm
Fri 29 Mar 2pm & 6pm
Sat-Sun 2pm & 6pm