Welcome to the world's only live-action, text-based adventure game. It's strange, insane and addictive. It's a comedy night, a gameshow 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.
Now The Dark Room is coming to the beautiful and atmospheric Unicorn Theatre, part of the 12th Century Abingdon Abbey Buildings.
Social distancing measures at the event will meet government guidelines.
Be assured that if the plague returns in earnest, your ticket money will. be refunded.
John Robertson is a high-octane cult leader with wild eyes and a thunderous voice. A stand-up, improviser and force of nature, he’s the creator of the hit live-action videogame show “The Dark Room” (4,000,000 hits on YouTube, over 500 performances all around the world), he faked a seizure on reality TV, wrote the Puffin kids book "The Little Town of Marrowville" and wants you to know he loves you, but he's still going to yell at you. You can see him in theatres, clubs, gaming festivals, nerd events and rock shows. Praise for John and The Dark Room: “NOT TO BE MISSED” – The Guardian. ‘The Dark Room is utterly unique, it’s hard to describe the magic and joyful surprises awaiting you within without utterly scaring you off.’ – The Skinny ‘You must see this show’ – British Comedy Guide ‘You have to see the Dark Room at least once in your life’ – The Scottish Sun ‘Great fun, nostalgic, but also a fresh angle for comedy’ – Den of Geek ‘Genuinely, irresistibly dangerous’ – The Stage "If you like your comedy interactive, you’ll be hard-pressed to find better than John Robertson” (ThreeWeeks), “His material is intelligent, edgy and smoothly-delivered” (The Age, Melbourne). “A cult is born” (Bruce Dessau). WINNER - Best Kids Show, Leicester Comedy Festival 2018 WINNER - ThreeWeeks Editors Choice EdFringe 2016 WINNER – ARGUS ANGEL, BRIGHTON FRINGE 2014.
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