Blind Date

Rebecca Northan's

Blind Date

Spontaneous Theatre

July 1 - 26, 2015
Firehall Theatre

“I was thinking, I don’t know…maybe one of you would be my blind date?”




With Christy Bruce

  • Live theatre doesn't get any livelier than this!

    Mimi has been stood up by her blind date, but why let the night fall to ruin when there are so many handsome audience members?! Each night, she invites a willing gentleman for a spontaneous rendezvous on stage. The result is witty, sexy and different every time!

    BLIND DATE is a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants fusion of clown, improvisation, and theatrical experiment that you’ll want to see again and again. After sold out runs in London and New York, we are delighted that Mimi is coming to the Firehall Stage. You will be too!

    “Irresistible, cheeky and charming.”
    - New York Daily Times

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    Playing at the Firehall Theatre
    from July 1 - 26, 2015

    Tuesday to Sunday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8pm
    Friday and Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:30pm
    (No Saturday matinee on opening day of shows)

    Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early for a pre-show mingle with the cast.
    Performance Running time: Approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes

  • Cast

    Mimi: Christy Bruce
    Mimi Alternate & Scenographer: Lindsay Mullan
    Scenographer: Bruce Horak


    Creator: Rebecca Northan
    Stage Manager & Sound Improviser: Jamie Northan

    For the Playhouse: Debut.
    ElsewhereBlind Date (Charing Cross Theatre, The Cultch, Western Canada Theatre, Hudson Village Theatre); DINK! (The Factory Theatre, NSTF); The Forum (Stratford Festival); Jenny’s House of Joy (Lighthouse Theatre); Panic! (Second City Toronto); Private Lives (Music Box Theatre, NYC).
    TV: The Strain, Odd Squad, Orphan Black, Little Mosque on the Prairie. 
    Other: Christy is an instructor and company member at The Bad Dog Theatre in Toronto. 

    BRUCE HORAK (Scenographer)
    For the Playhouse: Debut.
    Elsewhere: This is CANCER, Charlotte’s Web, Legend Has It, The Wizard of Oz, Robin Hood (Alberta Theatre Projects); Assassinating Thomson, Mini Masterpieces, A Christmas Carol, No Tweed Too Tight, Freud VS His Ego, The History of the Future, The Big Rock Show, The Canada Show (Monster Theatre); The Life Game (Truth Be Told Theatre); Evil Dead: The Musical (Ground Zero/Hit and Myth Productions); Fire (Lighthouse Festival Theatre).
    Upcoming: Untitled Shakespeare Project (Stratford Festival); Legend Has It (Alberta Theatre Projects).

    LINDSAY MULLAN (Mimi Alternate & Scenographer)
    For the Playhouse: Debut.
    ElsewhereThe Best of Second City, Naughty Listers (Second City Toronto); Control (MMMC); Romeo & Juliet (The Shakespeare Company); The Penelopiad (Alberta Theatre Projects); The Marriage of Bette & Boo (MRU).
    Film & TV: She Stoops To Conquer, Future Wife, Try It!
    Other: Lindsay is an instructor and company member at The Bad Dog Theatre in Toronto. 

    JAMIE NORTHAN (Stage Manager/Sound Improviser)
    For the Playhouse: Blind Date, premier.
    Elsewhere: Legend Has It, Possible Worlds (Alberta Theatre Projects); Blind Date ( The Cultch, Citadel Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, The Ordway Theatre, Ars Nova (NYC), Charring Cross Theatre (West End)); North East: The Show (Loose Moose Theatre); Truth Or Dare (Loose Moose Theatre, Edmonton Fringe, Calgary Fringe, Comedy Bar Toronto); Die Nasty (Varscona Theatre)
    Upcoming: KILL HARD (Edmonton Fringe); Blind Date (Tarragon Theatre); Legend Has It (Alberta Theatre Projects).
    Other: Jamie is an accomplished improviser with over 20 years experience. He also teaches improv and works as an Artist in Residence with Trickster Theatre, in schools around Alberta.


    For the Playhouse: Blind Date, premier.
    Elsewhere: Sextet (Tarragon Theatre); One Man Two 'Guvnors, Christmas Carol, Philidelphia Story (Theatre Calgary); Make Mine Love (Citadel Theatre); Legend Has It, Robin Hood, playRites Festival (Alberta Theatre Projects); Seven Stories, Midsummer Night's Dream (Canadian Stage); Evil Dead the Musical, The Vagina Monologues, Kung Fu Panties (Ground Zero Theatre); Dear Boss, Side Show of the Damned (Eldritch Theatre).
    Upcoming: Blind Date (Tarragon Theatre); An Undiscovered Shakespeare (Stratford Festival).
    Other: Currently developing a new "spontaneous theatre" project with the Stratford Festival. An Undiscovered Shakespeare turns one audience member's life into a Shakespearian adventure this August.

  • Photos
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    BLIND DATE with Christy Bruce and guest volunteer Michael Phillips in Kamloops, BC. Photo provided by Rebecca Northan.

    Ashlie's Inside Story

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  • Reviews

    A Blind Date with the Thousand Islands Playhouse
    Alicia Jessup - Blogger. July 3, 2015
    As a seasoned blind dater I was very excited to have my first blind date with theatre – it promised to be a unique experience, and it did not disappoint. Rebecca Northan’s Blind Date is an adventure into the world of dating... <Read More.

    A Blind Date you won't forget
    Peter Hendra - Kingston Whig Standard. July 9, 2015
    While blind dates don’t always work out, there’s a pretty good chance it will at least be memorable if red-nosed Mimi is the one sitting across the table from you. Created by Rebecca Northan, the premise is this: the alluring Mimi, visiting from Paris, has been stood up on her date, so she turns to the audience...<Read More.

    Articles from Past Performances

    Head To Hudson for a Great Blind Date
    Ottawa Life Magazine. June 24, 2015
    It takes an incredible combination of wit and talent to create what Rebecca Northan has ingeniously done in her play Blind Date. It is an innovative piece of theatre that brilliantly mixes improvisation with traditional theatre. It has had successful runs in London, New York, Toronto and across Canada for very good reason and is... <Read More

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