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Review – LOVEBiTES

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When it comes to love, there are two sides to every story. Hayes Theatre Company’s latest production, LOVEBiTES, is a funny, touching look at different types of love.

The first act kicks off with a cheery, bouncy opening number before introducing the seven couples (played by Kirby Burgess, Tyran Parke, Adele Parkinson and Shaun Rennie) in various meet-cutes.

The second act is much more sombre, as the audience finds out from the other halves of the couples how things turned out. You think you know what to expect, but there are some clever twists.

Parke and Rennie have a huge amount of onstage chemistry as a gay couple who meet at a book club but can’t get married in Australia (sadly, still just as relevant today as it was in the ‘90s when the show made its debut), and the biggest laughs come from Annie (Parkinson) and Kevin (Rennie) – a couple based on a cringeworthy urban legend. (AS)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Until Oct 5, Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point, $42.90-49.90, (02) 8065 7337, hayestheatre.com.au

BY ANITA SENARATNA

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