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Dates – At The Speed Of Sound! (Ace-Production / From Start To Finnish)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

There are two parts to this show – two short comedies about awkward dates, followed by an opportunity to have one-minute chats with your fellow audience members. The theatre elements definitely need work; couples meet for first dates in a restaurant but the characters are so over the top that it feels a bit of a farce. The laughs were pretty rare as I think we were all a little baffled by the totally jarring pairings. The speed dating is really just a chance to have a chat with fellow festival-goers, which would probably work better just as an event in itself. The night I went the audience was very small; it might be more fun with a larger crowd.

Summerhall, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 1/5 | [Daisy Malt]