John Robertson: The Dark Room

The Dark Room.

Show details

Multimedia starring John Robertson performed on the following days in August 2018...

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Venue details

61: Underbelly, Cowgate
Room: White Belly

You awake to find yourself in The Dark Room! You (the audience) must choose an option - will you A) Find the light switch? B) Cry for help? C) Go north? Come and play a live-action, text-based adventure game! It's a choose your own adventure - so choose it! After 4 million YouTube hits, 10 crowd-surfs, four death threats and sell-out shows worldwide, cult hit The Dark Room returns to Edinburgh for its seventh consecutive run! Winner: ThreeWeeks Editors' Award Best Comedy Award. Nominee: FringeWorld 2017. ***** ( ***** (Skinny). ***** (ThreeWeeks). ***** (

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Comedian John Robertson returns for the 7th consecutive year at the Fringe with his 5 star, cult-hit show The Dark Room. This is a cross between a comedy show, a game show and a pantomime. Remember those text-based adventure games; 'You come to a fork in the road, do you go left or right?' This is that...LIVE!

The audiences are trapped in a Dark Room. They must choose options from the screen to try to escape.

Will you:

A) Find the Light Switch
B) Cry for Help
C) Go North

It's a choose-your-own-adventure, a test of skill, wit and cunning. It's strange, insane and addictive, and to top it all off, there are TERRIBLE prizes!

The Dark Room is a surreal, incredible show for anyone who's ever touched a video game, seen a video game or has done neither of those things but is willing to be thoroughly disturbed by John Robertson.

As seen at Insomnia Gaming Festival, EB Games Expo, MCM ComicCon, Underbelly Festival and more.



5 stars

British Comedy Guide
5 stars ThreeWeeks
5 stars The Skinny
5 stars Arts Awards Voice
5 stars ShortCom
5 stars Broadway Baby
4 stars Chortle
4 stars The List
5 stars 'You must see this show at least once in your life!' - The Sun