John Robertson: The Dark Room

Austin Talent

Comedy
21 Feb
Crescent - The Vaults, Leake Street
21:15
£13.00
1hr 00m
15+
Funny Game Interactive
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John Robertson: The Dark Room

‘Watching audiences attempt to tackle the challenge and fail is one of the funniest sights around, don’t miss it.’ (Daily Telegraph)

YOU AWAKE TO FIND YOURSELF IN A DARK ROOM! You, the audience, are trapped in an interactive, retro gaming nightmare; choose an option, find the way out, and escape The Dark Room! If you succeed, you’ll take home £1000... but if you fail YOU WILL DIE! For you are not alone in The Dark Room; the merciless overlord of improv, John Robertson, is here to guide you through an hour of expertly crafted chaos and anarchy. And in the end, eeeeeverybody plays!

So will you:

A) Find the Light Switch?
B) Go North?
C) Abandon Hope?

Originally an interactive YouTube game, The Dark Room went viral and has so far attracted more than 4 million views. Improv king John Robertson then transformed the game into a live show, and with no two shows ever the same, The Dark Room continues to sell out high capacity venues at Insomnia Gaming Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, EB Games Expo, PAX Australia, London Film & Comicon, MCM Comic Con and more! In September 2018, the Dark Room was adapted into an actual video game, topping the Steam charts in the first few days of release and gaining critical acclaim worldwide! ‘One of the most clever, hilarious and innovative takes on the genre I've ever seen’ - PC Powerplay.

‘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

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About Austin Talent

John Robertson is an award-winning comedian, TV presenter, columnist, multimedia artist and games designer. His uniquely high-energy, anarchic brand of comedy has earned him the Three Weeks Editor’s Choice Award for his body of work, the Arts Awards Voice Award, nominations for Best Comedy Show in Perth and Edinburgh (Amused Moose) and huge critical acclaim. A strong advocate for mental health awareness, John regularly performs for Mind’s ‘Comedy For Depression’ fundraiser and ‘GamesAid’ at The Comedy Store, alongside his TEDx talk exploring fakery in social media.

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John Robertson: The Dark Room

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John Robertson: The Dark Room

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Press & Reviews

☆☆☆☆☆ Fringe Review
☆☆☆☆☆ ThreeWeeks
☆☆☆☆☆ The Skinny
☆☆☆☆☆ One4Review
☆☆☆☆☆ Broadway Baby
☆☆☆☆☆ FringeGuru
☆☆☆☆1/2 Jayisgames.com
☆☆☆☆ The Stage
☆☆☆☆ Den of Geek
☆☆☆☆ The Age
☆☆☆☆ Herald Sun
☆☆☆☆ The List
☆☆☆☆ Edinburgh Spotlight
☆☆☆☆ Edinburgh Review
☆☆☆☆ Chortle

John Robertson: The Dark Room

Austin Talent

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