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Chris Henry: Around the World in 80 Dates

By Jackie Raphael on 12 Feb 2018

Chris Henry is funny and attractive, so I am not sure how he is still single, but at least he is making a living out of it. I was expecting the show to be about good and bad date experiences, but it was actually more about relationships.

The Scottish comedian shares very personal stories, providing an interesting perspective on dating.

While he claims to not be a romantic and trashes some of the greatest romantic films of all time, he also provides people with an opportunity for self-reflection.

Whether you are married, engaged, dating or single, you will enjoy this show.

You can also expect dancing, fun music, sexual references, racial jokes and lots of laughter. Henry’s audience engagement was so good that I felt like I got to know the people in the room too.

But be warned you are not safe whether you sit at the front, middle or back – Henry manages to single out audience members regardless of their seating.

The show had a strong and consistent theme throughout. While Henry went on some small tangents, causing him to check his notes a couple of times to get back on track, all his stories related back to the concept of dating.

Audiences can also appreciate that he customises his show for the city he is performing in. I entered the room intrigued by the title of the show, laughed from beginning to end, and left smiling.

14 Feb 2018
The Shambles at FRINGE Central
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Jackie Raphael

Jackie Raphael

Jackie has a PhD in creative advertising and teaches communication at the University of Western Australia and Curtin University. She has published a variety of books, critiques films for A-List Reviews and is now reviewing Fringe Festival shows. Other than talking and writing, she loves dancing, eating and travelling.

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