Carriage Works Theatre

The Dark Room

The Dark Room

Sun 6 Jun, 8pm


Tickets & Times

Time and Tecket

Welcome to the world’s only live-action, text-based adventure game. It’s strange, insane and addictive. It’s a comedy night, a gameshow and a pantomime all in one. 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:

  1. Find the Light Switch
  2. Go North?
  3. Abandon Hope?


This high-octane 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 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 a monthly residency in London at the prestigious Soho Theatre.

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Standard: £14.30
Concession: £12.10
(prices include booking fee)



Tickets & Times

Time and Tecket

Carriageworks Theatre

  • NOT TO BE MISSED! The Guardian
  • What a marvellous, maddening concept this is from the twisted mind of Robertson. Chortle
  • Will have you crying with laughter. Broadway Baby
  • One of the most innovative and original comedy shows around. Manchester Evening News
  • Watching people tackle the challenge and fail is one of the funniest sights around. Don’t miss it. The Daily Telegraph