20:00, Fri 26th October 2018 at McCrum Lecture Theatre
Michaelmas Week 3
Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, best friends Emmeline and Leo are still really lonely. It’s not like, an “issue”, per se? It’s just making them both quite depressed. So they’ve decided they’re going to find a lover. One each, ideally.
Join this Cambridge comedy double-act for an hour of characters, sketches and desperation as they search for the perfect man. Because there’s someone out there for everyone, right? All you have to do is hunt them down.
Manhunt follows Leo and Emmeline, as they embark on a quest to find love. Realising there is massive boyfriend-shaped hole in their lives, they make a pact to seek out romance. The pact turns into a game; the game turns into a competition; the competition turns out to be one of the ones where no one wins, and they end up back where they started. Over the course of the hour, Emmeline learns the hard way why you never flirt with a ferris wheel operator, Leo gets catfished on Ocado, and we witness more than one relationship counselling session with 80s pop sensation (and Oscar winning actress!) Cher. Through it all, we meet extravagant characters, navigate the pitfalls of modern dating, and put on a fast-paced, empowering hour of comedy that is ‘funny, sad and inventive – by the end, you will be completely seduced’ ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks).
★★★★★- EdFringe Review
★★★★- Broadway Baby