Meghan Chalmers and Franny McCabe-Bennett simply OWN the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace with their presentation of XOXO: The Relationship Show.
Combining hilarious songs, wonderful commentary on dating and relationships, and looking like they are having a damned fine time doing it, Chalmers and McCabe-Bennett take us through their love lives as two Juliets.
With sketches (the girlfriend interview is hilarious) to songs (some amazing original material, and send-ups – the pair performing The Isle of Starbuck is just AWESOME!), to stories, this show is entertaining, incredibly funny, and had the audience practically in tears with their performances.
And their performances are fantastic. These two are incredibly in synch with one another, the banter, and dialogue coming off as completely natural, and of course, they’d break out into song together… that’s what friends do!
From their first kisses to dealing with dating apps (profiles, pictures, likes and unwanted dick pics) to dating to break-up and back again, we join this duo, laughing at similar or shared experiences and truths, and their insightful commentary on the nature of relationships.
The pair have great chemistry not only with each other, but with the entire audience, and they have come to play! Which is great news for viewers because they both come across as so damned likable that you want to hang out with them for the hour that the show runs and just have a good time with them. This is bound to entertain you, and, honestly, it feels like a great date show…
But don’t take my word for it, check out XOXO on Tuesday the 7th, Wednesday the 8th, Thursday the 9th or Saturday 11th. Buy your tickets here.
And if you aren’t here in Toronto, don’t worry, they are doing their best to get to other Fringe events as well. If they end up anywhere near you, go get a laugh, these gals are ones to watch!