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EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: DAVID EDWARDS, Pleasance Courtyard

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: DAVID EDWARDS, Pleasance CourtyardEDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: DAVID EDWARDS, Pleasance Courtyard

Edwards sets the scene by introducing us to who he is and what we will
get from attending How To Get A Second Date. Quite simply, not a lot. This character has yet to achieve a second date, but he assures
us we are in safe hands and we'll all be learning together.

The premise of the show is the character Edwards is portraying is one of the sad chap who lives alone, can't find love and volunteers with
young people just to have someone to talk to. This character's amusing and the awkward anti-comedy is played well as we journey with him on
how to seduce a potential partner.

The problem seemed to be that it had attracted entirely the wrong audience and the older crowd in attendance often seemed lost as Edwards performed delightful routines about Tinder and casual sex. The joke of the character's naivety when it comes to the trials and tribulations of modern dating requires the audience to be less clueless than him which was, perhaps, not the case on this occasion. The result was that where we should have been pitying the character,
we perhaps felt worse for Edwards himself.

An interesting debut from a performer with natural wit who hasn't yet found his audience.

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