Looking for Fun?

Theatre (lgbtq+, solo show)

  • Bedlam Theatre - Bedlam Theatre
  • 14:00
  • Aug 13
  • 55 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Pretenders Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Scenes of a sexual nature and violence, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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


Navigating growing up gay in a straight world, Looking for fun? explores overcoming gay shame, queer nightlife and dealing with the agony of online gay dating. This one-man play aims to expose the dark side of Grindr, prompting audiences to question their own relationship and understanding of gay hookup culture. This 'queer manifesto against Grindr' deals with themes of gay shame, visits to the sexual health clinic and PrEP use, sexual assault, and searching for authenticity in the world of gay hookup culture. ***** (EdFringeReview.com). **** (JackTheLadMag.com). **** (BroadwayBaby.com).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: If not taking the accessible entrance there are steps on two levels. First there are a couple of steps from the public pavement into the building's enclosure. Second, after a short distance, there are a few more steps that lead into the building, directly into the box office area. Please visit our website for a video/audio tour of the access routes and entrances.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Andrew Fleming 115 days ago

Looking for Fun came highly recommended through some friends quite some time before the Fringe even kicked off. I decided fairly last minute to buy the tickets and go. This was the best decision that I have made as it relates to this years Fringe by a country mile. It was a deeply moving performance that left me thinking about my own state of affairs and what I should challenge as a modus operandi. That said, the sold out theatre spoke for itself. It was a show that will stick with me long after the crowds of the Fringe have left Edinburgh. Without a shadow of a doubt, this is the show that set the mark.

Marie Tohill 116 days ago

Stunning show with superb acting and a poignant story. So glad I got to see this one.

Tate 118 days ago

Excellent solo show. Well acted. Good story. Made you think. Definitely go and see this

James Gordon 119 days ago

Compelling, moving solo show by a very talented and versatile performer/writer, who sometimes plays both parts in a dialogue, sometimes dialogues with a pre-recorded voice, sometimes leaves us to imagine the other, and makes skilful, humorous use of asides to draw us into his world when he's being less than honest. The message is clear and powerfully conveyed by this piece of theatre - so much so, that it seems unnecessary for him to step out of character and address the audience directly to ram it home, as happens towards the end.

Christopher 120 days ago

This show was a hard-hitting and yet poignant examination of the very real and often damaging impacts of hook-up culture as told through the lens of one main character. Despite the seriousness of the message, the show features many humorous moments - my favourite being the “Stanley” dialogue (go see it to see what I mean).
After leaving the show, I researched its production and realised that it was written, produced and performed by the person playing the main character which made the production all the more impressive. Huge talent on display and a joy to see it in its formative stages. Go see this play while you still can.

STEPHEN DAVIS 120 days ago

An emotionally-charged and -charging depiction of Grindr-Angst performed by an outstanding talent. Not to be missed.

Mark Wilson 120 days ago

Extraordinarily powerful marvellous performance, with strong message.
Great theatre, very much recommended.
Go now, last chance on13th!

Fiza 122 days ago

This show is absolutely phenomenal, so beautifully performed and written. From the amazing lighting to the soundscapes and voice overs the show effortlessly transports the audience into the different encounters that the protagonist faces and allows for us to watch the story unfold in a powerful way. Looking for fun? is a must see show!

Andy Neil 122 days ago

A must see play for anyone who uses "orange Facebook" and equally those who don't even know that it is. Turned out to to be written be the main performer who, it transpires, is as talented at acting as he is at writing.

It's a stark and thought provoking take on an app that's ingrained in gay culture, so regardless of your sexuality, go and see it.

This paly will take your on an emotional rollercoaster and give you a glimpse into the inner thoughts of what could easily be seen as "clueless twink culture" and what could actually be happening to so many young men who download what is advertised as the premier gay dating app.

Mx Mike 122 days ago

Just stunning. Raw, emotional and Conor is such a talented performer

Sean Davis 124 days ago

Looking for Fun? (****)
A young gay prostitute deals with johns, drugs, HIV, Grindr, and a lack of romance. From medical appointments to waiting in a client’s room for an Uber to dancing in a club, each is gritty and real. While I was impressed by his whole performance, the understanding nature of the counselor in the pre-recorded medical clinic really hit home.

This is the 15th most enjoyable of the 44 shows I have seen so far at the Fringe this year. I hope to see almost 200. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website: https://fringefan.com/

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Darkchat (4/5 stars) 110 days ago

Highly recommended.

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StageSideUK (5/5 stars) 114 days ago

This show provided a perfect balance of funny, serious, light-hearted, and gutting narratives presented in an honest, conversational way.

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Culture Fix (3/5 stars) 115 days ago

Provocative and direct, Looking For Fun? is a sharply performed look into the destructive effect of hook-up culture.

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