Our first decision is determining what outfit Nottingham will wear by raising our flash cards with an angel or devil emoji. Will it be the bad boy black outfit or the sweetly innocent light blue outfit? From there, we follow Nottingham through a variety of situations where we compel him to go with either option A or option B. The concept is interesting but there is a lack of adventure and risk in the scenarios we are introduced to and there's low stakes throughout the entire show.
It is difficult to be invested in Nottingham's "adventure" when the choices we must make are as basic as whether he uses the economy or business class toilets. How is this going to impact his life? Yes, this is supposed to be a lighthearted show but it's possible to tackle something of weight and still find the humour within it. What we end up with are random scenes that don't explain why life is so complicated for Nottingham that he has decided to shut down, which results in a climatic realisation at the end that does not feel earned.
Venue: Jimmy Watson's, 333 Lygon St, Carlton
Season: until 21 October | Tues - Sat 7:15pm
Duration: 50 minutes
Tickets: $22 Full | $20 Concession | Hump Day Discount (Wednesday) $16.50
Bookings: Melbourne Fringe Festival
Image credit: Dylan Harris