In Fidelity

A funny social experiment about romance, trust and love at first sight.

In Fidelity

Love is nowadays studied by neuroscience as a chemical reaction in our brain, which might be recreated if certain conditions are met. But, is it true? Rob Drummond picks two volunteers from the audience for a first date on stage.

The play in large depends on the interaction between the two volunteers and the audience response. This time, the couple was lovely and with a great sense of humour. Everything went smoothly, despite the awkwardness of having a date on stage.

The couple gets to know each other through reciprocate questions, looking in each other eyes and performing a romantic speech. The date mixes with the story of Rob's relationship with his wife. From researching the show by making an account on to what fidelity means nowadays, we follow this emotional journey.

Mixing a scientific approach with a talk show style of delivery, Rob engages everybody in his personal story. The audience ends up to also support the stage couple, cheering and laughing with them. Several people can recognise themselves in the embarrassed laugh or the spontaneity of some reactions. It makes evident that even deep down below a perfected cynical surface, people still care about love. A very funny and joyful show!

In Fidelity is performing in Aldeburgh as part of High Tide Festival until the 18th of September.

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Elena Losavio

Elena Losavio Voice Reporter

Elena is a recent Master's graduate in English Studies. She writes about theatre, film and contemporary art. She is specialised in women's roles within media and the arts, and she creates A View from the Other Side, a monthly column on this topic. She occasionally writes short stories about her wanderings in Asia and never says no to new adventures.

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