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The Blind Date Project – Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Director: Scott Rodgers

Reviewer: Matt Farnham

The Blind Date Project is a unique show that sees Anna, played by Bojana Novakovic, meet a new surprise date each night. At this performance that guest was Mary Lynn Rajskub of blockbuster TV shows 24 andIt’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and of course her own Fringe show. From this pointon, both cast members are directed via phone calls and text messages.

The show itself has its funny moments, including both stars getting their moment to serenade the crowd on karaoke. There are moments too of real interest and real drama built into the show, but these moments are never developed due to the short run time. The setup and staging are unique and that adds to a real event feeling for the show.This is definitely one of the most interesting shows at the Fringe with a fun concept and some great cast members. There are moments where the story slows and the conversation stalls, but all that considered there is something raw and intriguing about this show. The real standout is Margaux Susi as the karaoke queen and barmaid who in her small roles brings a dark, sarcastic energy to make sure the shows flow keeps moving.

Runs until 28 August 2016

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