Gag Reflex presents

The Dark Room

Fri 3 May 60 minutes
Scottish Sun
Three Weeks
Fringe Review
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:

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

Now its 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, FringeWorld Perth, Leeds International Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, and to millions online on his Twitch Partner channel. Chortle’s Legend of Lockdown.

Twitter: @Robbotron | Facebook: Johnrobertsoncomedy | TikTok: @RobbotronTwitch

'Not to be missed'
'What a marvellous, maddening concept this is from the twisted mind of Robertson'
'Watching people tackle the challenge and fail is one of the funniest sights around'
Daily Telegraph
“One of the most innovative and original comedy shows around”
Manchester Evening News

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Fri 3 May 11.00 pm
Standing Band A Band B
Full price £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
Members £11.00 £13.40 £12.60
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