10 Minute Play
You’ve got mail. Tom liked your photo. Swipe right to keep playing Cooking Clash and your date is in 10 minutes.
(1F) Comedy. Written by Elodie Boal.
Update won 9 awards across the 2018 Southeast Qld Drama Circuit. Some included Best Australian Script, Best Play and Best Female Actor. Update also placed third in Noosa Arts Theatres Shorts on Stage competition. It was also accepted into the 2017 Short+Sweet Festival, Gold Coast area.
Update first performed in September, 2017 as part of the Short+Sweet Festival. It has since been reworked for Noosa's Shorts On Stage in May 2018 and toured Southeast Queensland between June and August 2018.
Up Next: Currently not touring.
Online dating can be exhausting – especially when you have to keep ‘active’ across social media. How do we decipher between the Prince Charming’s and Tinder fails of this world? Honestly, wouldn’t it be better if we could just marry pizza? That would literally be an eat your heart out love story, still better than Twilight.
The fun, quirky and very real ‘Update’ is back for another limited event! Based on true dating experiences and events, this one-woman show is really your perfect match for entertainment. Get to know our superstar Becky (with the good hair) and laugh your way through ten minutes of truth! Audiences have really loved the humour in this play and we hope you will too!
Reviews and Feedback
“Is this a comedy sketch masquerading as a one person play – or is it, as we believe it to be, a very clever one person play using the form of a comedy sketch? The play is wonderfully directed by Elodie Boal. It is a theatrically slick and funny piece.”
Margery and Michael Forde, Adjudicator at Sunshine Coast Theatre Alliance Festival
“The script is hilarious and very well put together. Effective use of emphasis to bring out the meaning of the words. Outstanding commitment to comedy… I think a lot of young women would find this very relatable.”
Kiesten McCauley, Adjudicator at Beenleigh One Act Play Festival
Awards and Achievements
Beenleigh Theatre Group Drama Festival, Beenleigh – August 2018 (Adjudicator: Kiesten McCauley)
Best Play and Best Original Work Shield.
Ipswich One Act Play Festival, Ipswich – August 2018 (Adjudicator: Kate Beck)
Second Best Play and Best New Australian Script.
Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival, Sunshine Coast – August 2018 (Adjudicators: Margery Forde and Michael Forde)
Adjudicators Award for Outstanding Acting (Lauren Conway).
King Street Players Theatre Festival, Burpengary – August 2018 (Adjudicator: Ron Kelly)
Acting Distinction Award (Lauren Conway).
Redland Performing Arts Centre Festival, Redlands – September 2018 (Adjudicator: Michael Beh)
Best Direction (Elodie Boal), Best New Australian Script and Best Female Actor of the festival (Lauren Conway).