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Role-play as a food delivery person through this immersive theatre show

The award-winning show has had sold-out shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Iceland

Photographs: courtesy Untitled Space 
Ever wondered what it’s like to work as a food delivery person in Shanghai? nomnomnom: Zhujiajiao (in association with Untitled Space) is debuting in Shanghai to immerse audiences in a journey through the ancient streets of Zhujiajiao. During the show, the audience gets to role-play as staff on a job trial for fictional secret food delivery company, nomnomnom.

Following star employee ‘Trevor’ (acted by Daniel Last), audiences will experience what it’s like working as a delivery driver, part and parcel with making deliveries and interactions with the actors. The show covers bilingual and intercultural themes, including the use of Google Translate, while monologues of the characters’ consciousness are played through earphones.

The show is created by Roshelle Fong, a Melbourne-based, multi-disciplinary artist, now in the Women in Theatre program at Melbourne Theatre Company. Roshelle hopes to let audiences fully experience the role of a ‘secret food delivery officer’ right from the moment they put on their uniform (actually just a visor) to entering real houses around Zhujuajiao.

nomnomnom also delves into the significance of human connection and shows how we and our neighbours are actually more alike than we think. It has won the Melbourne Fringe Festival’s 2018 award for Innovations in Culturally Diverse Practice and has had sell-out seasons in Sydney, Melbourne and Iceland.

The shows are already fully booked for the weekend, but we're giving out a set of tickets to two lucky Time Out readers (for the Fri 9 and Sun 11 shows).

For your chance to win, scan the QR code below to follow the official Time Out Shanghai WeChat account (ID: timeoutshanghaieng) and send us a message saying 'I want to win: nomnomnom' with your name, mobile number, WeChat ID and the day you'd like to go by 10am on Friday 9.'


The performance dates are from Friday 9 to Sunday 11, from 5.30 PM onwards. It is estimated to last about 75 minutes in total. The meeting place is at Usual Diary, out in Zhujiajiao (about an hour's drive from downtown Shanghai).

Photograph: courtesy Untitled Space via WeChat

Photograph: courtesy Untitled Space via WeChat

Photograph: courtesy Untitled Space via WeChat

Photograph: courtesy Untitled Space via WeChat

Photograph: courtesy Untitled Space via WeChat

Photograph: courtesy Untitled Space via WeChat

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