- Posted By: Shulamit Aberbach on: Tue, 28th May 2013 at 11:59am
Canadian actress and improviser Rebecca Northan brings her show Blind Date to London's Charing Cross Theatre from May 28, with its official opening on June 4.
The play received rave reviews in New York and Toronto, and its producers describe it as, ‘a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants fusion of clown, improvisation, theatre and social experiment.’
Northan plays Parisian temptress Mimi, who finds herself stood up by her date at the beginning of each performance. So every night she selects a different man from the audience to spend the evening with onstage instead.
What began as a ten-minute piece of improvisation evolved into a ninety minute production following a rapturous reaction from early audiences. Northan won 2012 Canadian Comedy Awards for Best Female Improviser and Best Comedic Play’ as well as the 2010 Betty Mitchell Award (Calgary) for Best Female in a Musical or Comedy.
Her other credits include played the hippie mom in Canadian TV series Alice I Think and roles in feature films including The Rocker and Terry Gilliam’s Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.