Following hit runs at the Hollywood and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals earlier this year, Amanda Broomell’s solo show based on her online dating experiment, Mandy Picks a Husband, receives a London premiere this December. Book your tickets now.
The one-woman traumedy runs at the Canal Cafe Theatre from 5 to 8 December 2019.
Nearing 40 and living alone with her 13-year-old cat, Amanda – seasoned New York theatre actress and LA-based performer and standup comic – launched an Instagram experiment in the style of ABC’s cult-hit reality dating show The Bachelorette, featuring tell-all videos about her adventures in online dating.
Inspired by the overwhelming response from her followers, she began a year-long writing process to channel her experiences into a solo story, humorously exposing the challenges one faces in cultivating intimacy and trust with a partner while facing the obstacle of healing from past trauma. How many psychics, life coaches and bumble dates will it take to find THE ONE? The result is the raw and witty Mandy Picks a Husband.
When it ran at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Better Lemons described Mandy Picks a Husband as “Jaw-dropping, belly-laughing, thoroughly moving, polished and heartfelt,” while in Edinburgh, Fringe Review said it was: “deeply moving … cleverly structured … and hilarious tale, with a heart of raw emotion.”
Broomell trained at New York University’s acclaimed Tisch School of the Arts and at Columbia University’s Classical MFA Acting Program. Her stage credits in the US include Juliet in Classic Stage Company’s Romeo And Juliet, Queenie in The Wild Party and Cherie in Bus Stop, both at Riverside Theatre. She won a StageSceneLA Award for “Star-Making Performance” for the latter.
Found in Little Venice, the Canal Cafe has been a leading location for comedy and theatre since the 1970s and has proved an early stomping ground for comedians from The League of Gentlemen to Miranda Hart. It is also home to the record-breaking NewsRevue, the world’s longest running comedy show.
Mandy Picks a Husband runs at the Canal Cafe, Delamere Terrace, Little Venice, London W2 6NG, UK form 5 to 8 December 2019, with performances Thursday to Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 7pm. Tickets are priced £10. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!!