Rob Drummond is known for being one of Scotland’s most experimental and accessible theatre makers and his new show
In Fidelity will make even the most stone hearted cynic in a hopeless romantic.
Inviting two single strangers onto his dating show, Drummond asks us to evaluate our own relationships from multiple perspectives: are we genetically hardwired to cheat or remain faithful? What attracts us to someone else? Is romance dead nowadays? How much has the internet influenced modern relationships? It’s beautifully open ended and welcomes insights from the audience as much as from Drummond himself, even going so far as to finding the longest surviving couple in the audience to ask them what love is. On the surface it seems like just a bit of fun and some may write it off as a gimmick but on a deeper level it’s also an incredibly brave decision on Drummond’s part to let the show depend on complete strangers but it completely and utterly pays off in the end.
However there is no denying that Drummond is firmly in the driver’s seat, reassuring the participants that they don’t have to answer any questions they don’t want to and making sure there’s a safe, comfortable atmosphere in which everyone can contribute. Furthermore he manages to balance the moments of insightful honesty from himself and other audience members with the perfect mixture of wit, wisdom and analytical speculation.
In an age where Tinder and the internet are decried as the death of romance being a part of In Fidelity will make even the most stone hearted cynic in a hopeless romantic.