A Year of Dating

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Looking for love? You’ve come to the wrong place...

Winner of the 2021 QPAS Queer Playwriting Award and the 2019 Mudfest Emerging Artist award for her debut play Coming Out, Lucy Holz returns with a show about looking for love and not finding it – again and again.

Revealing what it’s like to date as a queer woman in an online world, A Year of Dating is a funny, daring and honest exploration of modern dating culture. This comedy follows Holly through a series of terrible and hilarious dates and makes us wonder, why do we keep putting ourselves through this?

Ready for a relationship and on a mission to find the one, Holly knows she needs to start putting herself out there. She’s going on one date per month for a year. Twelve dates... That should be enough to meet her soulmate, right?

Between the hilarity and juicy details she feeds her best friend Hannah, Holly begins to question her own motives – maybe dating is only fun if you’re doing it for the right reasons? Rejecting the idea that women need a relationship to be successful, A Year of Dating explores poignant themes of resilience, LGBTQ+ allyship and female empowerment. 

Directed by award-winner Lyall Brooks (Become The One), this show is guaranteed to be a riotous night out with your friends... or perhaps the perfect first date.

"Holz is a star in the making."
— Lab Kelpie
"Holz’s script is terrific; honest, witty and relevant. It captures the audience immediately"
— Theatre Travels on Coming Out

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Dates & Times

PREVIEW Tue 31 Jan 7pm
OPENING Wed 1 Feb 7pm
WHEN 31 Jan-4 Feb, 7-11 Feb | Tue-Fri 7pm | Sat 4pm+7pm


OPENING $35.00
PREVIEW $25.00
FULL $35.00
CONC $28.00
GROUP $28.00 - (min 6)
COMPANION FREE - please email [email protected] to arrange


The MC Showroom

L1/48 Clifton St, Prahran

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Sandringham line to Prahran


6 to stop 31 | tram 78 to stop 46

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Premiere, New Work, Australian Premiere


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