WINNER – CHORTLE Legend Of Lockdown 2020

SOLD OUT – Edinburgh Fringe 2019

Welcome to THE DARK ROOM – the world’s only live-action, text-based adventure game. It’s strange, insane and addictive – it’s a choose-your-own-adventure, so choose it!

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:

  1. Find the Light Switch 
  2. Go North? 
  3. Abandon Hope?

Now it’s 10th year, this high-octane interactive 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 geek 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 including Insomnia Gaming Festival, London Film & ComicCon, Sci-Fi Weekender, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, FringeWorld Perth, Leeds International Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, and to millions online on his Twitch Partner channel: www.twitch.tv/robbotron

The Dark Room, who were due to perform at Portsmouth Guildhall on Thursday 8th April 2021, have rescheduled to the new date of Thursday 14th April 2022.

All tickets remain valid for the new date, we look forward to seeing you there!

What a marvellous, maddening concept this is from the twisted mind of Robertson

Chortle

NOT TO BE MISSED!

The Guardian

Watching people tackle the challenge and fail is one of the funniest sights around. Don’t miss it.

The Daily Telegraph, Sydney

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Age: 14's and under to be accompanied by an 18+ adult


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