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John Robertson – The Dark Room (Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2013

If you’ve ever wanted to observe a floating head dishing out hilarious jibes at children, then John Robertson is your man – and that’s not even the main purpose of the show. Audience members participate in a relatively futile and ridiculous text-based adventure game entitled ‘The Dark Room’, a crazy interactive show, unlike anything live I’ve ever witnessed, which was genuinely funny in parts, interesting and absurd in others. The kids in the audience loved the opportunity to contribute suggestions,  as well as win daft prizes, but there was a sense in which there was no finality to the thing, like we’d just been playing a video game with an aggressive narrator. I’m pretty sure that was the point, though. And I’m glad it was.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug (not 14), 8.40pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jonathan Mayo]