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Debrief present 'Tinder Surprise' running as part of Adelaide Fringe Festival at Goodwood Institute - Main Theatre at 8:00pm March 3rd - March 5th. Dating is hard and Tinder takes some of the stress out of it. There'a no drunken meeting in a bar where you had to get all dressed up because your friends are on you about the fact you've been single forever, Tinder lets you date from home.
Simply set up a profile and swipe right if you like what you see. When both parties have swiped right on each other, then you have your first match and from here you can start a conversation and eventually meet up. Tinder Surprise follows the experiences of Mike (Brad McCarthy), who hasn't completely let go of his ex and his mates think its time to move on and Fiona (Sarika Young) who complains no one wants to date her, but she would rather go to bed at 9pm after reading a great book.
There's no guarantees with dating and trying to find the right person isn't always smooth sailing. You will meet some strange characters along the way, but now you have funny anecdotes to tell your next date until you find the one. Mike and Fiona meet some interesting characters on their quest for love .Lucy (Bek O'Neil) comes to her date with Mike constantly talking about her ex, who shows up at the same restaurant, only for Mike to find out that Lucy was stalking this guy that she only went out with once. Goodbye Lucy.
Fiona goes to drinks with Freddy (Daniel Forder), a guy dressed as a Vampire who says he will have the 'blood of a virgin', which was apparently a drink, but when he realises she's not going to put out, he quickly says she's creeping him out and leaves. The Waiter (Theodore Girgolas) watches them go on one bad date after the other, helping out where he can with extra drinks and escape routes.
They both agree to try speed dating which is a complete disaster because most of the people coming and going have a real reason not to date them, sadly Fiona and Mike don't meet. Mike continues with Tinder and meets Federica (Jess Burnett) who says she can sense things around her and tells Mike he's in great danger ... or will have a peaceful life and isn't sure which one it is. She doesn't last very long. Fiona meets up with Wil (Jordan Henry) - he has anxiety and brings all his tablets to dinner with him and due to his food allergies can't eat anything on the menu and neither can she. Goodbye Wil.
When Mike meets Michelle (Bek O'Neil) it was a highlight of the show. She looks nothing like her pictures because she is years older. She jumps straight into the fact they should skip dinner and go straight to his place for dessert. He asks her about her acting career as per stated on her profile and she shows him her private movies on her phone; turns out she likes to film dessert. Michelle didn't make it to date two.
Just when Mike and Fiona are about to give up on Tinder they both tell themselves they will give it one last match and they both swipe right and finally both meet someone who could be more than just a first date. They swap Tinder horror stories and realise they have met someone they can actually talk too and it could really be something.
Don't miss your chance to see 'Tinder Surprise' at this year's Adelaide Fringe, with only three shows it will sell out quick.
Dates March 5th at 8:00pm
Cost Full Price: $20.00 Concession: $15.00 Child: $15.00 Artist Discount: $15.00