Appily Ever After at Via Bar: Preview

‘Appily Ever After’ is the debut show of Frenetic Fox Theatre, written by award winning Actor-Deviser Paul Lawless weaving together original song, spoken word and audience interaction.

Paul’s thumb has found the one. 3 1/2 inches long, durable & black. Drawn together by a multitude of ‘dating’ apps. But can he gauge the intellectual capacity of a potential suitor by the extent of their typos. And most importantly – is he able to answer the key question of his generation: Does one gym-selfie truly capture the inner workings of your soul?

Musically inspired by the musical styling’s of Lily Allen, Bo Burnham and Tim Minchin – as well as his enthusiasm for popular music and it’s malleability, Paul has also incorporated projected image, video and animation to illustrate his personal journey as he questions your relationship with technology – exploring disillusionment, assault and what it means to be fulfilled.

The idea for ‘Appily Ever After’ sprung directly from his own experiences app dating with men through Grindr and Tinder. It touches upon various themes including empathy, tech-addiction and sexual assault – questioning the audience’s own app-prowess and whether this is at detriment to both their physical and/or mental wellbeing.

Shaftesbury Fringe Award Winner 2016
Swindon Fringe Award Winner 2017
Bristol Life Award Winner – Arts Category 2017

6th & 7th July @ 8pm
Tickets: £8

Via Bar, 30 Canal St, Manchester M1 3EZ
0161 236 6523



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