Connection Failed

This is the first production that this Welsh group has brought to Edinburgh, and is the third play by its writer. I saw the first night and it was a real delight. The dialogue was brisk and very funny. We see young women trying to select partners on line: we see a speed-dating session run by one of the guys, and his friends go along to support him – and meet women they connect with as a result.Much of the humour comes from the clumsiness of the men’s words and actions. The marital conflict of Rob (Neil Harris) and Lisa (Katie Elizabeth) is darker, but is very funny because of the extreme but still credible things said. Rob becomes more extreme as he plans to wreak revenge on his wife’s new man – and his friends try to dissuade him, but loyalty makes them feel they cannot walk away. Director Hugh Edwards has put together a very sharp and entertaining show.On this showing, this company has a very bright future here in Edinburgh. I look forward to their further productions.

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The Blurb

The internet gave us social networking, our lives played out to invited guests. This play focuses on the lives of young professionals surviving the dating game, balancing relationships in full view of 'friends'. Everyone knows who you've poked!

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