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John Robertson

John Robertson's 'The Dark Room'

The Dark Room

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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 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.

– 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:

26 September 2020 at 7.30pm
The Old Courts, Wigan - Tickets

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