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The Dark Room

with John Robertson

April 14 | 18:30


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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:

  1. Find the Light Switch 
  2. Go North? 
  3. 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: www.twitch.tv/robbotron

“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

“Loud, raucous and brilliantly daft, this is unrelenting fun for everyone” ★★★★★ ThreeWeeks

“You have to see the Dark Room at least once in your life” ★★★★★The Scottish Sun

“You must see this show” ★★★★★ British Comedy Guide

“A game of passionate nostalgia” ★★★★★ The Skinny

“Something of a masterpiece” ★★★★★ Fringe Review


April 14
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The Leadmill
6 Leadmill Rd
Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) S1 4SE United Kingdom
0114 272 7040


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Disabled Access

The Leadmill offers a free companion ticket for disabled customers which must be booked in advance. To apply please email ticketing@leadmill.co.uk with proof of disability once a general admission ticket has been purchased.Examples of accepted proof: Disability Living Allowance (DLA) / Attendance Allowance (AA), Personal Independence Payments (PIPs), Blue Badges & The Access Card. We will review an application without the recommended evidence on a case-by-case basis.