Two Strangers Walk into a Bar...

Theatre (interactive, event)

  • House of Oz - Stranger Meeting Spot
  • 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00
  • Aug 27
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Australia
  • Group: Tilda Cobham-Hervey and House of Oz
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Headphones provided and required throughout for audio instructions, Please inform of any allergies on arrival. Better experienced alone
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Please note that in order to give directions to the meeting spot, your booking information will be shared with the company who will be in touch with instructions for how to access the show


'Clever, funny and world-view-changing' **** ( ***** ( ****½ ( You will meet a tall, dark stranger... or a short, pale stranger… you will meet a stranger. You will meet a human person who is made up of all the same things as you, arranged in a different order. This human may change your life? But they probably won’t. This is just a show… about strangers. This intimate audio adventure invites two audience members at a time to experience connection, and works best when you do not book with a friend.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Jo Cameron Duguid 33 days ago

Intriguing, tender, meaningful and unforgettable. This show has magic in it. Be curious. Be truthful. Be awed.

Gillian B 36 days ago

Loved It.
I hadn’t realised that it was a show for two people at a time. The blurb says better not to book with someone you know. I booked with a friend presuming we’d just sit separately. So I didn’t meets stranger but we camped it up and had lots of fun as well as learning about each other.

Leo Avalon 39 days ago

This was utterly charming. A delightfully Aussie sense of humor permeates a gentle experience that reminds us that our worries are small in the grand scheme of things, that we are all going to die, and that connection and reflection impart goodness to our lives.

I enjoyed the situational easter eggs, the narrator's voice, and the booklet process very much. There were moments I felt a bit rushed and others delayed more than necessary; could have spent less awkward time before engaging with the stranger and more talking to each other. Overall it was a gentle lovely way to start my morning and I would recommend it.

Snap Judgement 40 days ago

★★★☆☆ Enjoyable, despite the flaws

* Innovative Concept. A fresh twist on the age-old notion of serendipitous encounters.
* Memorable Mementos. Particularly the “little” gift at the end.
* Potential Icebreaker. Could be the spark to light up interesting conversations.

* Emotional Mismatch. The feelings described in the recording didn't mirror my internal landscape.
* Playing It Safe. Wished for more daring and thought-provoking content.
* Pace tuning. Caught between moments that rushed and those that dragged.

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Karen 42 days ago

I felt; indulged, considered, mentally & emotionally stretched. It was like being in a mini film without the filming. Innovative. Thank you Tilda Cobham-Hervey. Will look out for future work.

Dominique Alexander 48 days ago

I can’t speak too early, but this show may have just given me a new best mate. I absolutely LOVED everything about it! Slick production, just gorgeously warm humans guiding you and I think I got lucky being paired with a gem of a human, Dolly. This show will make you equal parts want to do it all over again and also just spend the next few hours hanging out with both the company and your scene partner! Don’t book a show straight after, you’ll want to bask in the glow of a life changing experience and also give yourself another little kiss on the shoulder. 5 million stars.

Kunal Tolani 51 days ago

Absolutely loved it! Prepare to have a meaningful and possibly life changing experience with a stranger!

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Binge Fringe (5/5 stars) 36 days ago

Highly original, touching and spirited - Two Strangers Walk Into A Bar is a Fringe experience that will stay with you for long after.

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The Stage (4/5 stars) 36 days ago

It is awkward, and embarrassing, but totally lovely.

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The Arts Desk (4/5 stars) 36 days ago

It's an elaborate, engaging work that lightheartedly places any worries or self-consciousness in a broader setting

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Fest (4/5 stars) 36 days ago

Precisely crafted and endlessly inventive, Two Strangers is a quiet, radical delight.

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British Theatre Guide (5/5 stars) 48 days ago

Two Strangers Walk Into a Bar is a powerful, life-affirming and intoxicating experience

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