Calling in Love

Theatre (fantasy, comedy)

  • ZOO Playground - Playground 1
  • 14:00
  • Aug 27
  • 45 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Caroline O'Meara
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Scenes of a sexual nature, Strong language/swearing
  • 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 18 months


A call-center call girl struggling to make in-person connections, discovers intimacy and requited love with a mannequin man she rescues from drowning. Helga can bring callers to climax faster than you can watch paint dry, but off the phone she's alone. A Hollywood hermit who craves company in a city that doesn't have the time. When Helga meets Harold, a mannequin she yanks out of the Pacific Ocean, their relationship quickly blossoms. A romantic comedy/fantasy, told through storytelling, movement, music and silent films.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Through main door and down a short corridor.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Katherine 31 days ago

A tender story that gently touches the heart. It tells us that we don't need to be afraid of loneliness, as long as we have patience, the seeds will grow beautiful roses.

Laura Dajao 32 days ago

In the midst of all the raucous clamour of Fringe (people literally shouting in your face force-feeding paper fliers!), there are some hidden gems that are definitely worthy of more praise, attention, and profile.

Calling in Love is certainly one of them! Having been handed a stash of fliers, this one-woman show certainly stood out - particularly for the line, which I assume was written by the creator, "Lars and the Real Girl, meets Wes Anderson with a spark of Goldie Hawn" which this most definitely lives up to, and was my primary draw!

Sexy and vulnerable, blurred reality with poignant insight - all at the same time. Peppered with little surprises throughout, this was really intelligently put together, perfectly balanced with great heart!

Left feeling a lot better and optimistic about the world in general, and to a certain extent, myself too!

Jaitinder Singh 35 days ago

This was un uplifting show. It was very polished. Clearly alot of time had gone into it. There was several genres of storytelling used. However it fit together well. As did her use of different types of performance. Glad I went. Again a lovely show by a talented individual.

Ashleigh Preuss 39 days ago

This carefully crafted, beautifully performed and innovative show broke my heart then made it beat again.

It is a tale of profound-yet-mundane loneliness and the despair that lays in escapism. But it also shows you how finding a way to bring beauty in your harsh reality takes strength, endurance and creativity.

The many layers of this narrative are explored subtly, and its poetic atmosphere lingers well out of the theater. Strongly recommend!

Jenny 39 days ago

A dark and quirky comedy that showcases Caroline O'Meara's talent! Interesting themes and a fun ending.

David Geisert 43 days ago

I thought the show was well executed. It did a lovely job of delving into a dark mindset of being trapped and desperate. It had the feel of a woman getting Stockholm syndrome from capitalism. I found a lot of the humor to be too dark for my taste, as it stepped over the line of self-deprecation to just being tragic.

roger kay 47 days ago

Absolutely charming show, funny and uplifting...

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@theroamingreader 37 days ago

This play was the kind of unhinged chaos that makes the Fringe so charming.

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