Choose Your Own Documentary

Where: Watershed, 1 Canons Road, BS1 5TX

When: 20 March 2014 9:00pm to 10:45pm

Pages from a forgotten diary fall from a book you buy on eBay.
What would you do?

As a part of the i-Docs programme, Watershed are very excited to announce a special performance of the Edinburgh Fringe First award winning interactive theatre event - Choose Your Own Documentary. (

Inspired by the Choose Your Own Adventure phenomenon of the 1980's - Nathan Penlington's Choose Your Own Documentary tells the true story of the discovery of a lost diary and his attempts to unravel its many mysteries. Part stand-up, part film documentary and part spoken word, it's a unique and compelling interactive experience in which the audience play the most important role.
With over 1500 possible versions and multiple endings, every performance is different. At each twist and turn it's the audience who dictate which paths the documentary takes. Whether Nathan meets with success, failure, or the unexpected depends on the choices audience members make via remote control. Where will the story lead? How will the story end? You decide.

Eighteen months in the making, the search spans four continents and documents the adventure Nathan has with the many people he meets along the way - including the octogenarian originator of Choose Your Own Adventure Edward Packard, a self-help guru, a sword-swallower, a graphologist, a seaside arcade owner, and some ghosts from his past...

Love documentaries? Join us for iDocs (Thu 20 - Fri 21 March) a special two-day event dedicated to the fast developing world of documentaries

Entry Cost: £8.00 full / £6.00 concessions.

Posted by: Nick Triggs | 18-03-2014

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