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John Robertson

John Robertson's 'The Dark Room'

The Dark Room

Tours & festivals

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John Robertson - The Dark Room

Welcome to the world’s only live-action, text-based adventure game. It’s strange, insane and addictive. It’s a comedy night, a gaming show and a pantomime all in one.

How do you play? The audience is trapped in a retro videogame with a sadistic end-of-level boss. Choose your options, survive the abuse simulator that is the improv comedy overlord John Robertson, and escape to win £1000 – or, be brutally murdered by the rest of the crowd!

Now, will you:

A) Find the Light Switch

B) Go North?

C) Abandon Hope?

This high-octane show is the brainchild of comedian & cult leader John Robertson. Filled with stand-up, appalling prizes and more audience chanting than you’d get at a protest – it’s a gut-busting rock n’ roll experience for everyone who buys a ticket.

John has performed The Dark Room to crowds of thousands at comedy and gaming festivals around the world. Most recently: Insomnia Gaming Festival, London Film & ComicCon, Sci-Fi Weekender, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, FringeWorld Perth, Leeds International Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest AND a monthly residency in London at the prestigious Soho Theatre.

– The Guardian


"Will have you crying with laughter"
– Broadway Baby


"Watching people tackle the challenge and fail is one of the funniest sights around. Don’t miss it"
– The Daily Telegraph


"One of the most innovative and original comedy shows around"
– Manchester Evening News


John Robertson's 'The Dark Room'
John Robertson's 'The Dark Room' John Robertson's 'The Dark Room'

See the show at:

The Dark Room For Kids - 4.30pm, 20th June 2021 Afternoon Show
The OSO Centre, Barnes - on sale

The Dark Room - 8pm, 20th June 2021 Evening Show
The OSO Centre, Barnes - on sale

The Dark Room - 8th August 2021
The Frog & Bucket, Manchester - on sale

The Dark Room - Dec 6th 2021, at 8.30pm
The Stand, Glasgow - on sale

The Dark Room - Dec 7th 2021, at 8.30pm
The Stand, Edinburghon sale

The Dark Room - Dec 8th 2021, at 8.30pm
The Stand, Newcastleon sale

The Dark Room - 14th Apr 2022 at 8pm
The Guildhall, Portsmouth - on sale

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