"Showmancing" is an exciting new collaboration between North East Updates and NCL Dates. The interactive live show will be the first of its kind in the UK, offering audiences an immersive new way to experience their favourite dating shows with a chance to take part and potentially find the one. Tickets are very limited so don't delay and miss out. The event will take place on Sunday 3rd September from 6.30-9.00pm - so you can have a drink (or 5!) and be OK for work on Monday! Hosted by Newcastle's own funny-man Raul Kohli, an award-winning BBC star, the audience can watch and even take part in dating games from some of their favourite classic TV dating shows including: *Take Me Oot - where one lucky singleton will have the chance to impress 20 people in the audience and has their pick of anyone still impressed at the end! You'll have the opportunity to raise your hand to take part and the host will pick 20 of you. *Blind(folded) Date - Groups of three will be picked from the audience (or in advance if you fill out the form below) to be sat on stage, blindfolded and introduced to a mystery singleton behind a screen. The mystery singleton will ask the trio a range of questions and will pick their favourite dater based on the answers. *Real Life Swiping - like a dating app in real life, one lucky contestant (fill out the form below!) will be chosen to swipe through volunteers from the audience to narrow down to just three choices who will then be involved in the main game. Other games/mini-games may include Mr & Mrs's, Audience Knows Best, Who's Secret is this and texting in your scandalous dating stories. The event will take place in popular city centre venue Howlers (formerly Madame Koo) and hosted by popular Geordie comedian Raul Kohli, as featured on the BBC. Howlers (you know the late night venue with the ballpit!) is known for hosting large events of this scale, including the hugely popular Bonkers Ball. Drinks will be available to purchase throughout the night - with two options for seating - standard or group booth VIP booking if you'd like to sit with friends. Tickets are gendered so that we can tailor the event to the audience to give you the best possible experience. Participation... The expert dating team are now looking for Newcastle singletons who are not only looking for a hilarious and unforgettable Sunday afternoon/evening but also a real shot at finding love (or getting lucky!). If you'd like to be considered as a contestant in the show - fill out this form once you have bought a ticket (it will also be emailed to you following ticket purchase). Taking part in the show is not essential, neither is being single, your involvement in any capacity is at your discretion. Contestant Form: https://forms.gle/9bthyBWtKEmEfr9s7 If you'd like to attend but can't make the date (or want to be kept up to date about future events), make sure you've followed our socials and joined our free newsletter via https://linktr.ee/showmancing Get your tickets now - they are extremely limited so don't delay and risk missing out on this unique dating experience. Read below for more information on the host, collaborators and the terms and conditions. About North East Updates North East Updates are the experts on everything happening in and around toon and the rest of the North East. Nearly half a million followers across a range of social media pages trust NE Updates to bring them the latest updates on sport, offers, banter and breaking news. The sister company to NEOffers.co.uk, the team will be creating video content from this event for their successful YouTube channel @NorthEastUpdates. Check out and follow NE Updates across their range of socials or download their new app here: https://linktr.ee/northeastupdates About NCL Dates NCL Dates are a Newcastle-based dating agency aiming to help locals find real connections away from dating apps. Featured in the Newcastle Chronicle, High Life North, BBC Radio and Euronews - the company was recently a finalist in the North East's National Start Up Awards for Rising Star. NCL Dates primarily specialise in putting on various Speed Dating events across Newcastle's favourite venues (including As You Like It, Mother Mercy, Market Shaker & The Holy Hobo). These Speed Dating nights cater for all ages and sexualities - there are multiple age brackets so there is something for everyone. If you are interested in attending one of their events, check out their Instagram @ncldates or grab a ticket or register interest at https://linktr.ee/ncldates About The Host - Raul Kohli Raul Kohli has fast become one of the most captivating acts in UK comedy. As one of the few Asians to have grown up in the far north of England (Newcastle Upon Tyne) he’s blessed with a Worldview that upends ethnicity, culture and class. His debut Edinburgh Fringe show: Newcastle Brown Male was one of BBC Radio 4, The Huffington Post & the Skinny’s top picks of the Fringe 2016, while his most recent: All My Heroes Are Dead, in Jail or Touched Up Your Nan was nominated for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival 2019. As well as several radio & TV appearances, Raul released his own comedy podcast about Hinduism on BBC Sounds’ (Comic Sanskrit 2019). Raul is an award-winning comedian (NATYS 2017) and appears regularly at some of the biggest comedy clubs around the World (The Stand Edinburgh, Frog & Bucket Manchester, Comedyhuis Netherlands). Raul has also appeared in the sitcom : The VAR room (2021), wrote & starred in his own BBC Laugh Lesson: How We Ruined the Internet, wrote & done voicework on Mike Reiss (Writer/Producer – The Simpsons) podcast, & is presently acting as the lead in a short feature film: White Privilege (Cabin Productions, scheduled for release: 2023). Terms and Conditions -All attendees must be 18 or over and present a valid UK photo ID - without this, the venue will not allow in and you would not be eligible for a refund. -As this is a dated ticketed event refunds are only permitted should the event not go ahead. -The event is filmed for North East Updates YouTube and socials - by purchasing a ticket you are giving permission and consent to being filmed for promotional material. If you are not willing to be filmed please notify one of the team when you arrive at the event and they will try and make accommodations for this. However, we cannot guarantee you won't be featured in the background/periphery of any other shots. -The event is NOT just for single people, people in relationships can still attend and won't be picked on unless they volunteer themselves. -The event games and line-up is subject to change.
Showmancing - (NCL Dates X North East Updates)