John Robertson first premiered his maniacal game show
One of the best game shows at the Fringe if not the world
The show is hosted by Robertson wearing what resembles a leftover costume from the set of Mad Max. From the moment the lights go out and he springs onto the stage, you can clearly see his passion and pure enjoyment for hosting and tormenting the souls who are selected to play. His ability to respond with the funniest remarks and pick up on the smallest details is masterful. He is the perfect hype man, keeping everyone engaged and interested in what's happening as well as doing the strangest things to engage with people such as climbing seating scaffolding to reach a contestant or running to the top of the stairs to throw a prize of beans to a contestant. As not many people have won the dark room, every contestant wins something smaller. In the case of this show, it was baked beans in a bag, a box and some random piece of metal. The sheer randomness of these prizes really adds to the crazy and hilarious antics of the show.
Robertson’s dark humour and interactive demeanour is disturbingly entertaining in this addictive and hilarious show and it really is something to behold! The Dark Room is one of the best game shows at the Fringe if not the world. It has cemented itself as a cult classic of the Fringe.