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The Dark Room For Kids (CatFace Talent / John Robertson)

By | Published on Wednesday 23 August 2017

Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ was pounding over the sound system as we entered the venue, and it quickly became apparent that ‘The Dark Room’ has been barely toned down for kids. And actually, that’s a good thing, because to do so would be patronising. The premise is simple – options appear on the screen and participants make selections, in an attempt to escape “the dark room” and win £1,000. Just like the adult version, there are a variety of rounds, plus weird and wonderful prizes. As a malevolent, mischievous children’s entertainer, John Robertson had his young audience in raptures: from 8-year-olds to teens, the chance to shout and jeer was too good an opportunity to miss. I’m pretty sure the parents were shamelessly enjoying it too!

Just The Tonic at The Community Project, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]