'Come on Down' is an interactive theatre experience that explores the brightly lit world of game shows. The show is the brainchild off WAAPA students Charlotte Otton, Zachary Sheridan, Elise Wilson, Daniel Dosek and Phoebe Sullivan. Fringe World 2017 is the first time they will be performing 'Come on Down' in front of an audience. The show will be held from the 7th to the 11th of February at the "Noodle Palace – Hokkien House' at 19 Francis Street in Northbridge. The show runs for 45 minutes and is suitable for people aged 15 years and up. Tickets cost $19 dollars.
'Come on Down' is a low budget production that crackles with creativity, spirit and enthusiasm. The students who worked to put it together did really a good job with the lighting, writing, sound effects, camera work and set pieces. It really did feel like we were walking onto a game show set. I liked the large TV mounted on the wall that showed crazy close ups of Simon and his guests. It was all a lot of fun. The people who played the contestants were very good as well. There was crazy Marty, the incredibly nervous Jenny, and the weirdly dressed and a little bit creepy Patricia.
The most amusing part of the show for me was how dark its humour got. There were a few moments when I cringed a little and a few others when I wondered what the hell was going on. 'Come on Down' certainly managed to hold my attention. The only real criticism I have is that I felt the show ended a little bit abruptly. All in all, I thought the show was interesting, clever and showcased some promising young talent.