THE DARK ROOM | by John Robertson (AUS)
YOU AWAKE TO FIND YOURSELF IN…THE DARK ROOM!
1. “The Dark Room” is the world’s only live-action videogame.
2. Interactive and insane, this is impro comedy + retro gaming
fused into a deranged rock n’ roll game show.
Originally an interactive YouTube series, The Dark Room went viral in 2012, with 4,000,000 hits. It appeared on NPR, in Variety magazine, L’oiel du Links (Canal+) and was nominated for Jayisgames.com’s Best of Casual Games 2012.
THE LIVE SHOW
In August 2012, The Dark Room debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival. Combining a screen, $5 of electronics, an innovative multimedia rig and John Robertson’s manic flair for improvisation and abuse, it was THE cult hit of the Fringe, creating an exhilarating, incredible world of fun, fear, nostalgia and terrible prizes.
This is a live comedy the whole audience doesn’t just watch… it plays!
Since 2012, the show has grown into a touring production that’s been staged in basements, 3,000 seat theatres, corporate events, gaming and sci-fi expos, Fringe and Comedy festivals and toured the UK, Europe, Australia and South-East Asia. In 2014, it was streamed on Twitch for a one-off special, garnering 250,000 players over a four-hour marathon show. It’s the annual entertainment for Australia’s EB Games Expo (the largest gaming event in the Southern Hemisphere), filled its tent at MCM London Comic-Con, packed out London’s Udderbelly Southbank and is the floorshow for the 2016 UK Games Expo.
No two shows are the same. No other show is the same. This is THE DARK ROOM!
WHAT THE CRITICS SAID
“A real blast from the past with one crooked eye on the future, this is a truly unique show you’ll be gutted to miss out on.”
“a hilarious YouTube skit made flesh… that he’s a skilled stand-up performer is plain to see; he just happens to have lucked out channeling a subject he obviously loves into the live arena”
“What a marvelous, maddening concept this is from the twisted mind of John Robertson… if Kafka were to write a comedy show, this would be it.”
“24 hours ago I’d never heard of John Robertson, now I can’t get his voice out of my head.” (Cerebralpop.com)
“The Cloak Room at Melbourne Town Hall was packed, which means the crowd had either seen it before or heard how good it was. It’s terrific: inspired, wacky and Robertson, on occasions, sounds just a little sinister. And then the lights go up and he’s outside, shaking hands, thanking each of us for coming. What a gentleman! Who’d have thought such a dark, twisted mind lurked beneath this mild-mannered exterior…”
WINNER – Argus Angel, Brighton Fringe 2014 Director’s Choice, Bedford Fringe 2014
**Sales close on 7th September 2015
- The event description was updated. Diff 2015-09-09 06:48:35
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
Standard (Presale) | Free Seating $24.00
On sale until Sep 9, 2015, 8:15:00 PM
- Venue Address
- THE PENNY BLACK Singapore
10min walk from Clarke Quay MRT and Raffles Place MRT. Penny Black is located at Boat Quay, on Circular Road.