Dateless.com is the latest production from Adelaide producer and director Matt Byrne. This very funny take on the unpredictable world of online dating is currently drawing big laughs from audiences and critics alike at Maxims Wine Bar.
This inventive production which was proclaimed as "a riotous triumph" by the Adelaide Theatre Guide received its world premiere as part of Adelaide Fringe on Friday 28th of February, 2014.
(From left) Rhonda (Kim York), George (Matt Byrne), Jack (Marc Clement) and Kendar (Sophie Hamilton get ready to hook up for the Fringe!
Dateless.com follows four hapless singles over the course of one night; there's the eveready Rhonda (Kim York), retiring George (Matt Byrne), catwoman Kendra (Sophie Hamilton) and Jack of all hearts (Marc Clement).
Unfortunately our singles' search for Mr or Ms. Right becomes a tawdry affair as the foursome end up dealing with the odd matters of 'Speed Mating', 'Dinner For Sex' and 'Car Keys Twister'!
But its not all cheap and tacky, as each night Rhonda, George, Kendra and Jack will help two audience members find one another (using a GPS no less!)
This dynamic production will see Kim York, Matt Byrne, Sophie Lee Hamilton and Marc Clement play more than 40 characters; Byrne explains; "More people are going online to find friendship, love and lust than ever before,... It's a great way to meet people but there are still plenty of pitfalls for the unwary – very often people aren't what they seem to be …"
The resulting production is both a fun and sobering affair as Dateless.com takes a close look at what online dating offers and what it actually delivers. There are send-ups of The Bachelor and the like along the way, but at its heart Dateless.com is a meditation on modern day courtship and how people manage to meet or avoid human contact; "We've had a fantastic response from people who are loving the humour and honesty of the show." notes Byrne.
Dateless.com will play at Maxims Wine Bar Wednesdays to Sundays (no Saturdays) until March 16 at 8 pm until Sunday 16th of March, 2014; admission is $25 Adults and $22 Concession with Group Discounts for Groups of 6 or more.