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The Dark Room For Kids (Lee Martin For Gag Reflex)

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2022

Imagine you’re stuck in a repetitive video game. The room is dark, and full of bemused children who occasionally scream in enjoyment or frustration – it’s hard to tell. A performance that is a live action version of a choose your own adventure game. Except, it doesn’t feel like an adventure, it feels like a nightmare, where your character dies again and again. The choices are repetitive and dull. However, it was met with enthusiastic engagement, and for all its chaos and adult humour, it was well received by parents and children. I’m not sure about the mocking of children or the poor prizes (empty box of Marlboros anyone?) but it does teach children to laugh when things go wrong, even if it’s humiliating.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Haddi Conant]