Elise Wilson is one of the hilarious creatives behind comedy show Love Slaps playing as part of State of Play and FRINGEWORLD 2023. We caught up with her ahead of the show to see what it’s all about.
What is your show about?
A line up of Perth’s funniest female improvisers take on audience’s ideas about dating, romance and singledom to make up an entirely new and hilarious show each night. We’ll go on an absurdly funny adventure and things will no doubt get ridiculous.
Favourite part of the show, no spoilers!
At one point each show, one of the performers gets slapped. It’ll likely happen during a plot twist or a character betrayal, when you’d want to throw a drink in the character’s face but we can’t carry around a martini for the whole show, so instead the character gets slapped. Yes, a real slap – we’ve been practising how to do it safely.
What do you think people will get out of your show?
Dating and romance can suck, but it can also slap, in the colloquial “it’s fun/great” meaning of “slaps” (I’ve had to explain the dual definition of “slaps” to non-Tik-Tokers). Audiences are going to have a wild ride and should be prepared for things to get silly and imaginative.
Apart from your show, what other shows would you recommend?
We’re also improvising in The Little Hoo Haa, which is for the kiddos, and can recommend other shows at State of Play like Vehicle, Improv DND, as well as The Underground at the Rechabite.
Describe your show in 3 words:
Silly, spontaneous, slappy
You can catch all the slaps at the State Theatre Centre WA until 4th February 2023. TICKETS
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