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44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton. BN1 1UN

Fri 25 Apr 2025

7:30 PM (Doors: 7:00 pm)

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John Robertson’s The Dark Room

Welcome to THE DARK ROOM – the world’s only live-action, text-based adventure game. It’s strange, insane and addictive – it’s a choose-your-own-adventure, so choose it!

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?
Now it’s 10th year, this high-octane interactive 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 geek 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 including Insomnia Gaming Festival, London Film & ComicCon, Sci-Fi Weekender, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, FringeWorld Perth, Leeds International Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, and to millions online on his Twitch Partner channel.

‘NOT TO BE MISSED!’  Guardian
‘What a marvellous, maddening concept this is from the twisted mind of Robertson’  Chortle
‘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, Sydney
‘One of the most innovative and original comedy shows around’  Manchester Evening News
WINNER – CHORTLE Legend Of Lockdown 2020
SOLD OUT – Edinburgh Fringe 2019 & Edinburgh Fringe 2022



AGES 16+


What people are saying...

Amazing night of comedy drinks and fun with a friend celebrating a birthday. Great food, great service and a fantastic night, loved all the acts by the host was *Chefs kiss*

Great food and comedy club was hilarious. Top venue in a great location

A great evening of laughs, three brilliant acts!

Great night of laughter and entertainment, brilliant compere and 3 comedy acts.

Really great show and great atmosphere. Would highly recommend if you’re visiting Brighton or even if you live in Brighton and you want to do something fun on the weekend!

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