Adelaide Fringe

Dare to enter ‘The Dark Room’—the thrilling comedy-improv game show at Fringe

Step inside John Robertson’s ‘The Dark Room’, for the first time at Adelaide Fringe, where gaming meets comedy, meets viciousness!

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Adelaide Fringe-goers, brace yourselves for an unparalleled experience as John Robertson, the acclaimed Aussie comedian and Edinburgh Fringe veteran, makes his electrifying Adelaide debut with ‘The Dark Room.’

Kicking off at Fringe on Friday, February 16th and running until Sunday the 17th of March at The Kingfisher at Gluttony, this unique blend of gaming, clowning, improv comedy, and a touch of the macabre is set to captivate audiences, plunging participants into a dark, interactive video game world where choices are a matter of win or die.

With an ever-so-tempting $2,000 cash prize on the line, this interactive show pits audience members against each other and the game’s sadistic and sinister host. Will you find the light switch, go north, or abandon hope? Each decision could lead to fortune or hilarious, brutal doom.

A multifaceted talent, John Robertson is an award-winning improv comedian and streamer, as well as a children’s author, actor, and more, and has been captivating audiences worldwide with his unique, anarchic brand of comedy.

And whilst John’s ‘The Dark Room’ is on at 10 pm at Fringe and is for M15+ audiences, he’s lot leaving the kids out of the interactive adventure, with ‘The Dark Room For Kids’ offering a whimsical yet equally thrilling version, playing on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Described as ‘Not to be missed’ by The Guardian, ‘The Dark Room’ stands out as a groundbreaking mix of interactive comedy and gaming. Robertson’s creation has not only achieved legendary cult status at festivals like Glastonbury, Edinburgh Fringe, Insomnia Gaming Festival, UK Games Expo, Melbourne Comedy Festival and PAX Australia but it’s also extended its reach to the global front page of streaming platform Twitch, raising over £150,000 for various charities.

Whether you’re a gaming enthusiast, a comedy lover, or simply in for a unique night out, ‘The Dark Room’ promises a complete rollercoaster of emotions—from suspense to laughter to outright absurdity. As the Sydney Daily Telegraph says, ‘Watching audiences tackle the challenge and fail is one of the funniest sights around, don’t miss it.’

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this chaotic, immersive, and ridiculously entertaining experience at this year’s Fringe. Book your tickets for ‘JOHN ROBERTSON: THE DARK ROOM’ and its family-friendly counterpart, and get ready to dive into a world where every choice could be your last… or your most triumphant!

What: ‘John Robertson: The Dark Room’.
Where: The Kingfisher at Gluttony – Rymill Park.
When: Friday, 16th February to Sunday, 17th March.
For tickets and further info, click here.

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