This performer has talent and potential and with some fine tuning this show could be very funny.
This show has a lot of promise - the concept is a good basis for a one man comedy play and Daniel Piper is a likeable guy. It deals with the everyday problems young professionals face and contains some insightful observations. However something just doesn’t work for me. The opening scene in the nightclub goes on for too long, the performer tries to create too much suspense with the will he, won’t he decision about sending the email to his boss, and some of the material is just not engaging enough to hold the audience’s attention throughout the show
However there are a number of good ideas in this show. Piper uses a Sliding Doors method to tell his story playing out a number of different scenarios which works well. He uses the space effectively and encourages audience participation. He takes time to reflect on his existence and explores a number of questions that most people in their twenties ask themselves. He mocks our ever changing consumer society and our dependence on technology and social media.
This performer has talent and potential and with some fine tuning this show could be very funny. Unfortunately at a festival with so much to see this show failed to make its mark on me.