Date(s) - 21 July 2018
10:30pm - 11:30pm
Running from 20th to 28th July, the Knaresborough Comedy Festival 2018 will take place over two weekends giving the chance to see nine great shows from eight fantastic comedians. There will be a double bill show at 8pm on the Friday and Saturday nights, each with two full Edinburgh Festival previews. On Saturday 21st July the double bill show will be followed at 10:30pm by John Robertson’s The Dark Room, which was the hit of last year’s festival.
You awake to find yourself in a Dark Room! You, the audience, must choose an option.
Will you: A) Find the Light Switch? B) Cry for Help? C) Go North?
Come and play the world’s first live-action text-based adventure game! It’s a choose-your-own-adventure! So choose it!
The Dark Room blurs the lines between comedy and game show and the audience play as contestants. The rules are simple:
1 – Options appear on the screen.
2 – Audience calls out the option they want.
3 – You’re either right, or dead.
4 – In the end, everybody plays!
Originally an interactive YouTube game, the Dark Room went viral and attracted more than 4 million views. Comedian John Robertson then transformed the game into a live show, and so far, has enjoyed sell out shows at Insomnia Gaming Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, EB Games Expo and MCM Comic Con.