Blind Date

Theatre (comedy, improv)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


'Balls to the wall theatre!' **** ( One actor. One audience member. One blind date. A sexy French clown goes on a blind date with a willing gentleman from the audience. Warning: improv, naughty clowning, strong language, spiritual nudity, hilarity! Sold out across Canada! 'A flight of theatrical fancy that is absolutely magical' (Toronto Star). 'Very funny!' (New York Times). 'The comic agility of the best of the Saturday Night Live legends!' (Calgary Herald). 'Northan is gorgeous, aggressive, coy, heartfelt and sexy all rolled into one' (Will Knoll). 'The perfect marriage of theatre and comedy!' (NOW Magazine).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Enter through the main doors of the church.There are 10 steps into the space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Wheelchair accessible (please contact the venue for more information)

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Nik Ransom 144 days ago

One of the best shows I've seen! Edge of the seat stuff and so funny and life affirming! Mimi clearly has a lot of experience and skills when working in such an unpredictable situation. More of a social experiment, than a "show" in my view, def worth more than a single viewing.

CK fringegoer 148 days ago

What a delightful 90 minutes. Clever, quick and warm-hearted.

Prudence Wright Holmes 149 days ago

the show was excellent. Really skilled improv. The audience was with them all the way. You will be too.

Peter 149 days ago

Brilliant show, would absolutely recommend! Very funny, touching, and the audience participation is treated with care and respect.

Scott 151 days ago

Funny, entertaining and different every night, highly worth seeing. The date that Mimi had tonight (Dustin) was very good and got in to the spirit of it. Recommended!

Simon Feegrade 152 days ago

This could be touch and go as it revolves around a different audience member each time. But I can say the one I attended was excellent and very entertaining, and full marks to the man who put himself forward. I'd see it again to experience how it changes with a different member of the audience.

Christina 158 days ago

10 out of 10!!!! If you want laugh out loud entertainment and a playful fun night out as a group, with friends or on your own, this show is definitely for you!! Highly recommend, go see this show!!

Greg 163 days ago

Mimi (Northam) gives a timely reminder that we all have something in us which we can be loved for in a riotous, charming and funny Blind Date that explores human connections, love and relationship through the lense of two strangers meeting.

Improv at its best. A show you could return to (especially if you’re picked from the audience the first time!)

Totally recommend!

Paul Perez 166 days ago

I saw this show last night and I loved it! The performers were outstanding both in skill and in how they worked the audience. I do not want to give away any of the details as it is a show you must see and experience. One of my favorite shows of the Fringe! Outstanding lead actress. A+++++++

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The Play's the Thing UK 142 days ago

Northan creates a hugely supportive and kind atmosphere which helps her co-star and the audience get the most possible humour from the whole situation. And it is incredibly funny. A mixture of playfulness, wise-cracking, physical comedy, smut and clowning are combined expertly to make an absolutely hysterical, brilliant night that is so adeptly managed you almost believe it hasn’t been.

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 156 days ago

Comedy psychologists could explain why it’s rib-shakingly funny to see a member of the audience pulled up on stage – not for a few minutes, but more or less the full 90. Blind Date recently celebrated its 800th outing, has toured from Canada to the US and London, and tonight’s...

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The Skinny (5/5 stars) 158 days ago

When you hear the words “Blind Date”, what do you think of? Cilla Black maybe? That time your best friend set you up with their cousin? Well now you can think of a charismatic sexy clown who sets up a blind date with a willing member of her audience! Canadian...

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The List (4/5 stars) 159 days ago

Rebecca Northan make a new connection every night in this charming improvised play...

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British Theatre Guide (4/5 stars) 162 days ago

Look for tickets... Couples, singles and groups of friends mingle awkwardly in a side room, attended upon by smart waiters who hand out free compliments from silver platters. Mimi, in red shoes, red dress and red nose, chats informally with her guests, doing her best to cut through the nerves.We...

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FringeReview 162 days ago

I arrive at the Canada Hub and am escorted to the theatre lobby to wait for the doors to open. I’m greeted by a “waiter” with a tray of compliments.  Like a pre-show canape, I’m asked to choose a piece of paper.  Inside is my compliment: “you light up the...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 162 days ago

Mimi, a sexy french clown, has been stood up and enlists a member of the audience to be her date.  So begins an edge of your seat evening of voyeurism, connecting and the invigorating unknown, as this imp...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 167 days ago

Blind dates are awkward and weird. Blind dates that are turned into a show and improvised in front of an audience by a French clown are no doubt even more bizarre, and that’s what happens in this long-form improv. After Mimi chooses an eye-catching man from the audience and takes...

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