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Are we still safe to flirt in 2023?

Are we still safe to flirt in 2023?
Colchester is hosting an immersive ‘promenade theatre' cabaret show at The Headgate Theatre.

A show that chews up and spits out the dating rule book!


Imagine...You're suddenly single and back into the shark pit of dating. Forget Plenty of Fish, Tinderland and the rest of those pesky dating apps.  A new theatre show has the solution!


Sick of you bemoaning that you'll never find love again, your best mate has dragged you off the sofa to a cabaret night. Despite your protests that the apps are the answer, your BFF is convinced you're going to meet someone in the old-fashioned way! No apps, but in person! And they are not wrong...


This perfect mix of immersive theatre and cabaret, blurs the boundaries between audience and actor as they join Theatre Inspiring Change at their playground of flirting, butterflies, new love, and the reality of dating.


Moving around different spaces at The Headgate, the audience get to follow the journey of unsuspecting couple Evelyn and Adam, culminating in a fabulous cabaret show of celebration or disaster. Which will it be?


Funded by the PFCC, Colchester City Council and supported by Colchester BID, the ticket price of £5 for outstanding cabaret, comedy and reality results in an intoxicating mix of love!


Date: 13thSeptember 2023

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: The Headgate Theatre,14 Chapel St N, Colchester CO2 7AT.

Box office link to buy tickets:



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Notes to Editor

Low cost and accessible theatre supported and funded by the PFCC, Community Safety Partnership Colchester City Council and supported by Colchester BID.


The show has been made with Safer Streets funding and is designed to mix great entertainment with some deeper questions around sexism, misogyny, presumptions, and stereotypes that lead to violence against women and girls.


The wider project, Stronger Together.

This show is part of a larger project, ran by Theatre Inspiring Changed, called Stronger Together, which includes workshops with agencies such as CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse), Mercury social group, a school's tour, comedy quiz night, workshops with adults, an awareness day (which has activities designed around opportunities to talk which include: yoga, self defence, making fascinators, what about men workshop, street dance for young people, heels dance class and more!) 


About Theatre Inspiring Change.

Theatre Inspiring Change is a multi-award winning theatre company, creating interactive theatre that tours nationwide.

Dedicated to equity, inclusion and celebrating diversity, we remove barriers and empower people to find their voice to call out discrimination and prejudice with confidence. The theatre plays we create marry engaging theatre with topics of the day including misogyny, consent, homophobia, racism, sexism, domestic abuse, amongst others.

We have contracts with corporate businesses, local authorities, schools, colleges and Government bodies. Clients include: WorldPay, HMPPS Probation Service, councils, football clubs, Show Racism the Red Card, Houses of Parliament to name a few. We're proud to have made an impact to over 90,000 young people and adults.

We are Theatre That Inspires Change.



Sarah Ellis, Artistic Director of Theatre Inspiring Change. 07909960490.