A topless man and woman stand together wearing a clown nose.

Queer Blind Date

a Spontaneous Theatre Creation, by Rebecca Northan


The smash hit Blind Date returns to the High Performance Rodeo, with a wild twist!

There’s nothing like the thrill of a first date... anything can happen!

In this reimagined version of Rebecca Northan’s smash-hit play, the saucy Mimi, and the handsome Mathieu, take turns finding love with a different person each night–plucked right from the audience. Following its international success at the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this fast and funny fusion of improv, theatre, and clown takes a long-requested journey into queer romance to welcome an ever-expanding community of romantic heroes that will have you falling in love again and again.

This Blind Date celebrates and explores the particulars of queer courtship and romance. Our sexy French clowns revel in our quirky queerness in a way that is sure to make you fall in love with them, and their audience-member-turned-romantic-hero, each night. Developed in association with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto, with Artistic Director, Evalyn Parry, QBD is open to same sex, trans, and gender-queer pairings each night.

Queer Blind Date celebrates the particulars of queer courtship and romance in this fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants fusion of improvisation, theatre, and clown. For same sex couples, trans, gender-queer, and anyone who's ever been on a date!



Artist Talkback
Tuesday, January 21 and Wednesday, January 22
Stay after the performance to meet the artists, ask questions, and learn about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into creating the performance.  Free event with ticket to performance. 



Performance Schedule


Performers Julie Orton (Mimi) and David Benjamin Tomlinson (Mathieu) take turns in the starring role. Check the schedule below to see who’s performing when: 


January 21 – MIMI

January 22 – MATHIEU

January  23 – MIMI

January 24 – MATHIEU

January 25 – MIMI

January 26 – MATHIEU