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The Dead Tinder Society

Hilarious new South African play about Tinder-dating to hit the boards.

From the producers of the award-winning Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Rock of Ages, VR Theatrical is proud to present their latest local offering, The Dead Tinder Society. 

The Dead Tinder Society – A 21st Century Dating Comedy

|`tinder| dry, flammable material, such as wood or paper, used for lighting a fire.How do you ignite your love life after a messy divorce? With Tinder! But the problem with Tinder is that it is like a magnet. A freak-magnet! The Dead Tinder Society explores the funny, scary, vulnerable world of dating. Not just any dating? Online dating. This hilarious romp through lust, one-night stands, rage, heartbreak, desire, friendship, loyalty and re-discovering oneself after the dust has settled, tries to answer many questions: How do you resurrect your love life while mothering a baby and a toddler? How do you forgive? And how do you tell a famous Springbok that you won`t have sex with him on the N1?With: Sharon Spiegel-Wagner & Mpho Osei-TutuDirected by: Lesedi JobVenue: Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre & StudioTickets: http://bit.ly/DTS_TicketsNow onstage in Johannesburg until 25 August.

Posted by VR Theatrical on Monday, 29 July 2019

In a story of love, loss and sex on the N1, The Dead Tinder Society grapples with finding the poetry in the pandemonium of seeking your significant other.

Currently running at the Pieter Toerien Studio Theatre at Montecasino, this original script is set to catapult audiences into the hilarious, but oh-so-familiar head-over-heels world of online dating from the 26th of July to the 25th of August.

Naledi nominated and renowned theatre maker Ashleigh Harvey wields the pen in this bittersweet and moving comedy about the ‘ups and downs’ of dating in a world ruled by screens and cheesy pick-up-lines.

Meet Jody Green, a 36-year-old recently divorced mother of two.  With the help of her best friend Ray, she signs up to Tinder (the infamous mobile dating app) in an attempt to put her shattered love life back together again.

Daring to go on dates with a wide range of colourful characters, to put it politely, Jody bites off more than she can chew as she hurtles down the path of self-discovery.

The production will be directed by Lesedi Job who is no stranger to crafting original South African plays.   The production will star Sharon Spiegel-Wagner and Mpho Osei-Tutu in the leading roles.

Harvey’s witty tale of Tinder and its tendencies is honest, unforgiving and reflective of a society hell-bent on appearance and sexual desire.  And underneath all the hilarity beats a beautiful and fragile heart – a heart like yours and mine.

A must-see for all who have ever dated.


The Dead Tinder Society

Tickets from R130 can be booked at Computicket

Age restriction: PG (Contains colourful language and adult themes)

Dates:  26 July – 25 August

Venue:  Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Studio Theatre

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