Last Chance Romance

Entering into a world of 1950s dating, Last Chance Romance is a fun hour for any adult. Centred on a dating agency, the three performers each play advisers trying to find those perfect matches. This show is highly interactive and anyone attending should be willing to get up on their feet and give it a go.

This show is not one for the shy and retiring. Although you can opt out of taking part, I think it would lose some of its fun factor and magic.

Upon entering each member of the audience is given a raffle ticket. These are used numerous times throughout the piece to call up members to join dance classes, dating profiles and finally the perfect match – there was really no escape here. The whole show has a great energy about it and the trio seamlessly combine dancing, singing, comedic dialogue and quirky characters to really bring the 1950s to the Fringe.

The set was clever with moving desks which were used for some of their dance elements as well as their dialogue sections. The costumes were fun and fitting for the period and helped to distinguish the performer’s individual characters, which they maintained for the whole performance. The show was brought up to date with contemporary songs added to the narrative, these includes Beyoncé’s Single Ladies and all three women demonstrated good voices and dancing ability.

The venue and setting for the piece worked well with the interactive nature as we were all sat around small tables, meaning it was easy to select members of the audience to get involved. I do think the girls could have benefitted from a little more space though as we ended up in a little jam when we Congered!

This show is not one for the shy and retiring. Although you can opt out of taking part, I think it would lose some of its fun factor and magic. The whole piece is packed with bags of energy and delightful fun. One slight disappointment for me was the speed at which it was performed as it only lasted 45 minutes the day I went and I was left wanting more. 

Reviews by Lyndsey Bakewell

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Last Chance Romance is an interactive and comedic dance theatre performance starring three retro dating agency receptionists. This 50s styled piece fuses swing dance, toe-tapping tunes, dating booths and of course … love, love, love! A fun and informal atmosphere to get you in the mood for love. This emerging company is fast building a reputation for itself as one of Cardiff’s most exciting, eclectic and original performance groups, so line up for love and let Kitsch & Sync find you your perfect partner... kitschandsync.co.uk

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