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“You awaken to find yourself in a dark room”, it’s a phrase shouted many times during The Dark Room. When the hour is up you’ll be shouting it with glee like the rest of the audience, old and new fans alike.

Hilarious and daft, chock-a-block with brilliant gags and madcap ideas.

Billing itself as the only live text adventure game, during the hour comedian John Robertson tasks members of the audience to escape the eponymous dark room. Easier said than done, as each option presented leads further into a quagmire of non-sequiturs, homonyms, puns and death.

For those that grew up with the BBC Micro or a Commodore 64, it is an all too familiar adventure of arbitrary grammar and warped logic. If you spent any of your childhood shouting “how the hell do I get this bloody Babel fish” you’ll love this show to bits.

Those that maybe lead a less rickets-fuelled childhood when adjusted will find plenty to enjoy. The idea on its own is fine, but it’s John Roberts presence that really makes the show. His enjoyment of chewing the scenery in character is infectious – impressive considering how long he’s been doing this show. His character is essentially pitted against the audience, he’s the narrator and creator of The Dark Room; his sardonic and often blackhearted comedy is beguiling.

There is a lot of audience interaction and Robert’s is an expert when it comes to dealing with a crowd; in fact he’s famous for dealing with hecklers and plenty of witty off the cuff barbs abound during the game.

It’s hilarious and daft, chock-a-block with brilliant gags and madcap ideas. Robert’s is teetering from cult figure into mainstream success and it's richly deserved. Get yourself a ticket, strap yourself in and be prepared to explore The Dark Room.


4th Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
5th Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
6th Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
7th Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
8th Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
9th Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
10th Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
11th Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
12th Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
13th Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
14th Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
15th Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
16th Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
17th Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
18th Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
19th Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
20th Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
21st Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
22nd Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
23rd Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
24th Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
25th Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
26th Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate
27th Aug 20168:30pmUnderbelly, Cowgate
56 Cowgate

The Blurb

You awake to find yourself in a Dark Room! You, the audience, must choose an option – Will you A) Find the light switch B) Cry for help C) Go North? Come and play a live action, text-based adventure game! It's a choose your own adventure – so choose it! After 4 million YouTube hits, 10 crowd-surfs, 4 death threats and sell-out shows worldwide. Cult hit The Dark Room returns to Edinburgh for it's 5th consecutive run! ***** (FringeReview.co.uk). ***** (Skinny). ***** (ThreeWeeks). 'Not to be missed' (Guardian). 'Don't miss it' (Daily Telegraph).

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