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Review: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

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I Love You, You're Perfect, Now ChangeThere is one topic that will never grow old: love. How we relate romantically, and the strange yet exciting rituals of courting, will forever be points of fascination.

Perhaps because it deals with these mysteries, or perhaps because it’s just so damn hilarious, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change continues its global runaway success a mature 20 years since it was written. This comedy musical has seen over 6000 shows off-Broadway, and has been performed in multiple languages in over 280 cities worldwide. What Pieter Toerien Productions is offering its audiences with this show is something both classic and phenomenal.

What makes this musical so timeless is that it looks at relationships from all angles, and over different time periods. From the desire to get into the dating game to the awkwardness of a first date, from dealing with breakups and parents to marriage and babies and growing old and losing loved ones. It sings each story from both the male and the female perspective and does so in grandiose doses of local talent. It’s over two hours of raw and honest glimpses into the human journey, taking on really serious topics – but never taking itself too seriously as a performance.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is one of those productions that will have you rocking in your seat with laughter, nodding enthusiastically in recognition of your own life dramatised on stage. If you love being entertained, and more so if you love a hilarious world-class musical, don’t hesitate for a second to go see this play while we are fortunate enough to have it on stage. You’ll love it, it’s perfect, and that won’t change.

Marilu Snyders

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change runs at Montecasino’s Pieter Toerien Theatre until 4 September 2016.

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