- You could end up on a date with me… Live onstage!
Though never fear, I don’t pluck people out of the audience- you have to sign up to come on stage by filling out a questionnaire before the show. I then get a bunch of answers from willing candidates, who are now only identifiable by their most basic information- like age, height, star sign, wine preference, favourite movie etc. FYI the most common answers are mid 30’s, five foot ten, Gemini, red wine and Shawshank Redemption.
2. If you come on stage to date me, you get free drinks!
A sober first date? No thank you Nelly! My volunteer date gets plied with free booze throughout the show- a great reason to volunteer! And free in that you still have to buy a ticket… And date me in front of a room full of strangers… And basically star in my show for no money… But apart from that, totally, utterly, no strings attached free!
3. Whatever your worst date was, I can top it!
Whilst I was writing this show I went on over 60 dates for… Research purposes. And they ranged from the awful to the truly horrific. And I’ve now performed Onstage Dating 85 times- so you can take some solace in the fact that no matter how terrible that terrible Tinder date was, at least it didn’t happen in front of a room full of strangers who paid to watch.
4. It’s a great show to bring a date to!
The first time I ever performed Onstage Dating was way back in 2016 and the guy who volunteered to date me was at the show on a Tinder date. So his date watched us go on a date on their date. Which is sort of like inception level dating. I also dated someone in Perth who’d only been married for 3 months, whilst his wife watched from the audience. She thought the show was hilarious… Until she really didn’t anymore. I think it was around the time that I commented that I liked his back hair- to which I received an irate heckle from her yelling ‘Yeah, I do too!’
5. You could meet your one true love- who will also be in the audience!
I have an unusually high rate of people meeting each other and forming long term relationships from coming to see Onstage Dating. I’m not sure whether it’s the abundance of love in the room or the subject matter or even some kind of romance/comedy super power that I didn’t even know that I possessed- but several people have met their significant others through coming to my show. So come along and see for yourself- you could get lucky in more ways than one!
Bron Batten performs Onstage Dating at The Butterfly Club
Dates: Mon 25 March until Sun 7 Apr