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Onstage Dating (Bron Batten)

By | Published on Saturday 18 August 2018

Part stand-up comedy and part theatre, Bron Batten takes the audience through the weird and soul-crushing conventions of modern-day dating, comparing online dating to nineteenth-century European traditions, before finally taking us along on her date with a randomly selected audience member. Heartbreakingly vulnerable, honest and hilarious, Batten never fails to make the audience laugh as she mockingly picks apart the millennial quest for love (or someone to spend the night with at the very least). This is definitely a performance where the audience can make or break the show; although Batten is more than capable of carrying the piece on her own, it’s at its best when the date selected plays along with her antics. A hilarious show, not to be missed.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lucy Caradog]