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Nathan Penlington – Choose Your Own Documentary (CYOD ltd)

By | Published on Sunday 31 August 2014

This is a show for anyone who likes being in control. Handed a remote as we enter the room, we are told the fate of the entire show depends on our decisions. And to a certain extent this format does work – if only because it brightens up what is otherwise a lengthy film documenting one of Penlington’s many obsessions; the Choose Your Own Adventure books. The concept of the show is intriguing and inventive; depending on the answers we give, we could see any one of well over 1000 versions of the above mentioned documentary. It feels like there is potential there, but the concept of audience control wasn’t nearly enough to maintain my interest for an hour and a half.

Gilded Balloon, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Stephanie Gray]