In Fidelity

September 2016 marks the fifteenth-year anniversary of Rob and Lucy’s very first date.  What better way to mark this milestone than to create a show all about love?

Play title: In Fidelity

Author (s): Rob Drummond

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Publication Date: 2016

Genre: Drama

Primary Discipline: Biology

Secondary Discipline:  Evolutionary/Darwinian Theory

Scientist (s): Charles and Emma Darwin

Source Texts: Unknown

Character Breakdown:  3 male, 4 female

Rob, Gary*, Sarah*, Zara*(**), Charles**, Emma**

*= audience participants

**= participants read for these characters

Setting: Gameshow

Time Period: Present Day

Synopsis of Play: September 2016 marks the fifteenth-year anniversary of Rob and Lucy’s very first date.  What better way to mark this milestone than to create a show all about love?  As part of his research Rob underwent an MRI scan.  His ventromedial prefrontal cortex surged when looking at a picture of his wife.  However, it also surged while looking at other pictures.

In equal part TED Talk and theatrical experiment, it is a show that combines a live on-stage date and evolutionary theory.  Whether you’re single or attached, this is a big-hearted play for those looking to find love and those wanting to celebrate it.

First Performance Date: 5 August 2016

First Producer: Traverse Theatre

Performance History: In Fidelity by Rob Drummond had its world premiere at Traverse Theatre on August 5, 2016 before its opening at the Tenth Annual HighTide Festival on September 8-18, 2016. Written and performed by Rob Drummond. Directed by Steven Atkinson. Designed by Ana Ines Jabrares Pita. Lighting Design by Natasha Chivers. Sound Design by George Dennis, Projection by Jack Henry James. Production Manager: Simon MacColl. Stage Managed by Deanne Jones.

Links:

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/aug/02/rob-drummond-in-fidelity-edinburgh-festival

https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/in-fidelity-9781350019669/

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/aug/22/in-fidelity-review-traverse-edinburgh-festival-fringe-rob-drummond

https://www.hightide.org.uk/productions/in-fidelity

https://www.traverse.co.uk/whats-on/event-detail/893/in-fidelity.aspx

Entered by: Denise Gillman/ Brooke Sanders

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