New Bingo Entertainment Delight to Hit Oxford this Valentine’s Day

New Bingo Entertainment Delight to Hit Oxford this Valentine’s Day

Hopeless romantics and lovers of St Valentine’s Day are to unite in a one-off event in Oxford this month. If your heart flutters at the mere thought of cards and chocolates or you simply can’t stand the meaningless exercise in consumerism, you’re invited to try your luck with a new bingo entertainment delight.

An odd night of faded grandeur, unfinished glamour, soul-boosting music and bingo are to be hosted by a former Hollywood idol – Audrey Heartburn. Alas, it’s not the real deal, but it’s fun, nonetheless.

Singer, songwriter Tracey Collins came up with her alter-ego ‘Bingo at Tiffany’s’ not so long ago and as a result, her performances have been hailed a bonkers evening of surreal fun.

Speaking to local Oxford press, Tracey revealed what it’s like to play the dramatic character; “Audrey Heartburn is one of my absurd character comedy creations. She’s a flawed and ridiculous clown version of The Holly Golightly archetype, seeking good times and real love, in the real world.She’s truly delighted to be leaving Hollywood behind her to host Bingo at Tiffany’s in Oxford.”

She continues: “Audrey is dazzled by the real world and can often be found shaking her maracas down the local pub. She loves shaking a cocktail while telling tragic stories of her fruitless search for romance and singing her versions of modern classic pop from The Smiths to Pulp and Soft Cell.”

No Stranger Danger

The one-off event is scheduled to take place on Friday 14th Feb – Valentine’s Day, but this isn’t the first time Tracey has hit the Oxford stage. Previously, the comic brought her fellow comic creations to a no-holds-barred event, all of which involve bingo games.

Basically, it’s what you’d call a traditional Mecca Bingo evening crossed between a dramatic performance with comedy sketches. “It will be a new bingo entertainment delight,” she says.

“It takes place in the wonderful velvet-trimmed, mirror-balled Florence Park Community Centre, which will be our bingo palace for the night. Expect live piano ambiance before Audrey makes her grand entrance and a night of hilarious bingo games, luxury prizes, singalongs and glamorous dancing.”

As bingo types go, this is to be a glam one with luxury prizes as well as non-stop fun. But should we feel sorry for both Tracey and Audrey, giving up their evening of romance for bingo? “Love her! Don’t feel sorry for her,” Tracey scoffed. “She may be a loser in love, but she’s very fussy, and scares most people off with her ridiculous antics. As you will see…

Valentine’s Day is bittersweet for Audrey. She loves the romance of it, but her expectations are comically unrealistic. She falls in love every minute! Is this one to bring lovers to – or at which to find one! You can follow Audrey and embrace the Valentine’s Day spirit or see it as the perfect antidote for those who can’t bare the Valentine’s fuss. There won’t be heart décor, but there will be a lot of love!”

It’s eyes down at 7.30pm on Friday 14th at Florence Park Community Centre, Oxford. Doors open at 7pm and tickets can be purchased from £10 at WeGoTickets.

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