Fringe – Desperate and Dateless at the Royal Croquet Club

A show for music lovers, laughter lovers, and love lovers, four girls are Desperate and Dateless at the Royal Croquet Club and want to tell you about it.

Ginger and Tonic’s Desperate and Dateless is a laugh out loud musical journey into the habits, strategies, and histories of four ladies looking for love.

Lisa, Jane, Danielle, and Laura, aka Birdzie, treat the audience to original tracks along with familiar songs from across the decades, with cleverly updated lyrics allowing the songs to tell stories, express emotions, and give advice about dating and relationships.

Instead of “Blame it on the Boogie” we get “Blame it on the Booger”, instead of “Fever” we get “Beaver”, and instead of “Umbrella” we get “Tinderella”, all broken up with amusing set pieces, showcasing the girl’s tight rapport as they discuss their relationship woes.

The energy and fun nature on stage is clear from the opening number.

With no instrumental support, Lisa, Jane, Danielle, and Birdzie carry tricky harmonies throughout while maintaining a witty and engaging stage presence.

Perfectly balancing talented singers with a well curated show, this pitch-perfect performance is well worth watching, with free dating tips to be taken with a pinch of salt.

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