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Fringe review: Romanticide

Adelaide Fringe

Is romance as we know it dead, asks Nikki Britton. How does the longing to be rescued by Prince Charming fit with strong, independent feminist ideals or the perils of dating apps? ★★★½

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Actor and writer turned comedian Nikki Britton presents an hour of high-energy, frenetic comedy exposing the underbelly of modern dating – or at least her hilarious experiences. She has been quoted as saying the decision to go into comedy coincided with the sharp decline in her love life, and in Romanticide she shares the funny side of her venture into single life.

Britton gets the laughs with brutal honesty, maybe oversharing, but this comes with moments of sadness which connect her with the audience.

The struggle between her romantic ideal self and her real persona make for genuine humour, albeit quite visceral at times.  Anatomy lessons are a feature.

She has a warm but in-your-face audience connection, drawing out people’s experiences and romantic struggles.  Her quick wit and comebacks keep the show flowing, with a style that is upbeat, fast-paced, bordering on slapstick.

Romanticide is an enjoyable, funny Fringe experience, definitely 18+, in an intimate setting at The Piglet in Gluttony.  Excellent value for money.

Romanticide is on in Gluttony until March 11. Read more InDaily Fringe reviews and stories here.

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