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Rory O’Keeffe: The 37th Question (Rory O’Keeffe / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Saturday 25 August 2018

This is a story inspired by an article about the 36 questions that lead to love, but with a twist – an interactive, ‘choose your own adventure’ element. We control what happens to the characters, influencing everything from their clothes to their dinner (and their arguments). It’s like a live, romantic version of ‘The Sims’: their fate is down to us. O’ Keeffe has succeeded in creating characters that we actually care about, but that doesn’t stop the audience from sabotaging their chances – sometimes unwittingly. The tale itself is well told, in a manner reminiscent of Daniel Kitson, and is punctuated with audio footage from their date. Will they live happily ever after? That’s a question only you can answer.

Banshee Labyrinth, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andy Murray]