4 star review

If you’re looking for a Fringe show that makes sense, is predictable and you know how the journey will end, this is not the show for you. Everything about The Dark Room is a little hectic. It’s a little extra and it’s a little bit fun.

As a self-confessed nerd I was excited to be influenced by my own live stream with the Matt Hale takeover, when he interviewed John Robertson. Robertson shared his show was a real-life action video game and I was here for that! Thanks Matt. This is the exact reason we need to be supporting the arts in Perth.

The line outside for the show felt like home. Loads of people I knew I could have a discussion about Baulder’s Gate with (IYKYK), but The Dark Room is not just for those of us who owned a Sega Master System. As soon as Robertson enters the stage you can’t take your eyes off him, and not only because he is wearing the only light in the room, but because his energy is somewhere between the energizer bunny and James Hetfield, the lead singer of Metallica.

Audience members are asked to participate and if you do, you’ll love being a part. Everything is dark in the Dark Room so no one can see you- you might as well have fun!

Robertson is a Perth boy whose quick wit and charm create an experience at Fringe like no other. You’ll be laughing, you’ll be clapping, you’ll be playing with shadows and the whole time wondering, can you really turn on a light in the dark, and do I really need to czech my pockets to win $2000.

Fun, fast paced and full of laughs.

John Robertson: The Dark Room

Who: Rated M

Where: The Hat Trick at The Pleasure Garden

When: nightly through until the 19th February 2023.

Get tickets here.