A light-hearted look at modern-day dating and relationships, and how damaging our deeply ingrained Disney notions of romance can be
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Australian-born Timothy Monley teams up with American Katy Houska in their debut Melbourne Fringe Festival performance this September with their hilarious comedy, Play Actually.
The pair first formed the show while studying together in France at the internationally acclaimed clown and comedy college l'Ecole Philippe Gaulier (famous graduates include Sacha Baron Cohen and this year's Comedy Festival Barry award winner, Phil Berger). The show has since travelled to Budapest, Edinburgh and Los Angeles, before finally arriving in Melbourne.
A comedic insight into today's dating scene, Play Actually follows two people in their hunt for true love and fulfillment of their idyllic fantasies of romance. Assisted by the helping (or hindering) hand of online dating, self-help books and success mantras, Play Actually highlights the destructive nature of manipulation and lack of transparency the modern world allows, and the tragically bemusing consequences that can often follow.