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BrumHour saw Tinder-Ella at arrangement with The Blue Orange Theatre.
By Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
Ready for the warning? This production contains; repeated strong vulgar language, sex toys, implied violence, songs by Olly Murs.
Non-sexual violence involving sex toys, misogyny, (deep breath) a merry/drunk and slightly mouthy audience, sex toys that douse the audience with water, AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION with ACTIONS and a very, very determined cast.
Review: Tinder-Ella Wants a Fella at The Blue Orange Theatre
Directed by James Williams and written by Writer Paul Hutton
Tinder-Ella (Daisy-Mae Parsons) doesn’t get on with her two step-sisters, (Thom Stafford and Emma Morgan), they are all talk when it comes to sex and Tinders appears a lot more private about such matters. Tinders matches with Vince Phwoar-Thing (William Moore) and with a bit of help from a stranger (Amelia Cameron-Padmore) she finds she’s off to a party. Will she find her dream man? Or is it all just too chaotic to get an answer?
This was a brilliantly messy one hour adults only fringe-style show which I’d not had enough alcohol for. It wouldn’t look out of place in late-night Edinburgh or down in Birmingham’s gay village. Littered with filthy language, daft jokes, and a playful cast there’s a lot to enjoy about this production.
I’d previously read a review from Julie (who reviews regularly for BrumHour) and it made me desperate to see this so I blagged a pair of tickets and dragged my unsuspecting friend along. Even on the 4th row, we weren’t safe from the “water pistol” zone.
All of the main characters get their moments with Abbie Henderson and Millicent Izenstain complete the cast as Spit and Swallow. It’s great to see an alternative panto after being lucky enough to review many family friendly ones.
The set is a black box with a storybook behind it for a different panto! The sound effects and lighting were excellent. If you’ve not been to this venue before it is well worth a walk from town for intimate productions.
Just be aware that the later you go the more a nervous audience will have had to drink! Our audience had a few very enthusiastic people who had clearly only been to Rocky Horror before!
Tinder-Ella is at Blue Orange Theatre until 11th December. Book tickets here: blueorangetheatre.co.uk/project/tinderella