Love, Sex and Apps: Border Control and The Tinder Game

The Bread & Roses Theatre

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19:30 - 21:30
£10 - £13

The rules of dating and love have changed.

If social media is an extension of ourselves, how can we prove we love someone online? What does Tinder say about our generation’s need for love and connection? Can you judge whether two people are in love by their Facebook posts? Love, Sex and Apps is a double-bill of multimedia plays, The Tinder Game and Border Control, from award-winning playwright, Michelle Sewell, which takes a brutally honest look at the way we communicate and relate to others in our digital world.

“All these women real women one two three kms away are telling me sweet nothings or just smiling at me I don't even need to talk to them as I grab away and the great thing is I can do it mindlessly mindlessly swipe and flick and grab at beautiful girls one two three kms away real girls mindlessly swiping right right right don't need to think don't need to feel feel nothing but that ecstatic burst."

The Tinder Game is a comical and haunting play about a young generation's morality and its desperate search for connection. Enigmatic twenty-something Liz joins the world of Tinder to play a game of obsession, lust and betrayal in the hope of winning love. This production takes real tinder app conversations and interviews from tinder daters, fusing them into a spectacle that blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction, the virtual and the real, the physical and imaginary spaces we inhabit.

“This does, yes of course, raise suspicions as to the legitimacy of their love. Can you love someone truly and know that you want to be with someone for the rest of your life if you've only been living together for a little over three months"

Border Control presents a love story and a piece of postmodern, political theatre which represents the globalized time in which we live and the obstacles faced by people from different countries who are in love but are displaced. As three immigration officers review an application to remain from Jasmine and Edward Frost, we see a relationship dissected through emails, texts, Facebook posts and Skype conversations.

Love, Sex and Apps speaks about what it means to be in a relationship today.

#lovesexapps #connect #tindergame #borders

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The Bread & Roses Theatre
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The Bread & Roses Theatre

An innovative and award-winning fringe pub theatre in Clapham.

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Surprisingly good! First part of the play I was a bit unsure of but the 2nd part was enjoyable- had a suprisingly good time. Rebecca visited The Bread & Roses Theatre on 03 Dec 2016
08 Dec 2016 by

Fun night, had me laughing out loud. Would recommend. Venue not the best though Elena visited The Bread & Roses Theatre on 02 Dec 2016
07 Dec 2016 by

Really enjoyed the 2nd programme an education about tinder and its pitfalls. The 3 actors kept me engrossed and it was apparent that they were thoroughly enjoying performing together. Gill visited The Bread & Roses Theatre on 30 Nov 2016
02 Dec 2016 by

Very enjoyable and laugh out loud, though I would call it two sketches rather than two plays as the second play seemed to finish rather suddenly leaving the audience a bit unsure it had actually ended. As well as being funny it was quite thought provoking about relationships and morals. Excellent night out in a good venue with the added bonus of live music in the bar. Aidan visited The Bread & Roses Theatre on 25 Nov 2016
28 Nov 2016 by

Brilliant! Hysterically funny & insightful writing, great acting and smartly directed to bring out all the nuances. Great evening's entertainment - thought provoking & fun. Lovely little pub theatre in South London - easy tube access. Clare visited The Bread & Roses Theatre on 25 Nov 2016
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