Dating has changed and so has breaking up.
Everyone can handle the truth these days, right?
Modern dating can feel like a minefield. Don’t worry – little ole Lisa (that’s me) can help you navigate these obstacles with ease. Or with being honest …
Dating can feel tedious and overwhelming. There’s always a new dating app to try, you can have 1000 matches but no one is talking to you, if you score a first date they usually look nothing like their photos, and will probably talk about how much they miss their ex. Not ideal.
I know I’m not alone. My friends would always tell me about their own dating horror stories, catfishing instances and the notorious, ‘oh I thought we we’re just seeing each other’ excuse.
Put a fork in me. I’m done.
The more stories we’d share, the more we’d laugh at the sheer ridiculousness of what had bizarrely become the dating norm.
In order to find a true connection – it was time to get real!
Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen are two of my favourite artists – interesting, brilliant and incredibly honest. These women are spectacular storytellers and I was fascinated with stripping back their songs, focusing on the lyrics and relating their relationship stories back to mine.
Just like these legendary musicians I decided the best way to tackle the ever-evolving world of dating was to be as honest and open as possible. Developing a positive and no bullshit way of getting what you want from the swiping right adventure.
Winehouse and Allen make a heartfelt and hilarious combination. There is an epic essence of strength in their music that I really wanted to explore in my show.
It was incredible finding a sense of power in the songs that naturally fuelled comedic moments in the banter. This way of storytelling felt natural to me; collaborating my funny ideas with Winehouse and Allen’s music – I felt I had produced something uplifting.
It’s Not Me, It’s Definitely You explores the necessity of confidence and truth when looking for love. At the end of the day, if Tinder match #47 decides to ghost you, that’s their issue. It’s got nothing to do with you.
Head to the beach this winter and see what it’s all about. Come for the music, stay for the LOLs and leave feeling groovy.
– Lisa Woodbrook