WHOLESOME CONTENT ALERT. Aussie legend Magda Szubanski has shared a beautiful video to her Instagram of god-daughter, Betty Campbell, dressed up as a mini Sharon Strzelecki from Kath & Kim saying: “It’s noiceeee, it’s unusual.”
Betty, the daughter of singer and television host David Campbell and theatre producer Lisa Campbell, can be seen dressed up as Sharon in her iconic netball outfit. As Szubanski explained, the little angel had donned the look for the actor and comedian’s “mock funeral” at this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival.
And by ‘mock funeral’, I mean literal mock funeral. The sold out event took place on Saturday night and was an exploration into what Szubanski’s actual funeral would be like – the party she never thought she’d be able to attend. The event was hosted by award-winning Aussie poet Emily Zoey Baker and featured big names in the industry including brilliant writer Marieke Hardy.
Earlier today, Szubanski thanked everyone for attending and taking part in her fake funeral.
Thank u so much @mariekehardy @easybee for making me cry & laugh w gratitude at my ‘fake’ funeral last night at #MWF18 It was an amazing experience, a chance to take stock. Everyone should do it! And thanx to all my beautiful friends & people who paid $ to see me dead 😉❤️🙏🏻
— Magda Szubanski AO (@MagdaSzubanski) August 25, 2018
Now, back to the adorable video.
Szubanski captioned the post:
I give you the future #Sharon Strzelecki… Ms Betty Campbell!!! my goddaughter and, I’ll think you’ll agree, a total Mini Me. Her mum and Dad – @davidcampbell73 @lisaluckiest – transformed her for a video presentation at my mock funeral for @melbwritersfest#MWF18 last night. Should any misfortune befall me (god forbid) I’m sure young Ms Campbell will step into my runners most capably.
Keep swiping for an extremely sweet family photo, too pure for this world.
“It’s NOIIICEE” I’M SOBBING.
Szubanski’s fake funeral – Second Last Rites: Magda’s Funeral – may have taken place last night but she will be appearing in Kathy Lette: Girls’ Night In on Wednesday, 29 August. Together with Anne Edmonds and Celia Pacquola, the women will be discussing the difference between male and female humour and how the latter brings us closer together.
The special event goes for an hour and 30 minutes and will cost you 45 bucks or$35 for concession. According to the MWF site, tickets are still available so if you’re keen, click HERE.
P.S All of these at once.