Kids Review: John Robertson: The Dark Room (For Kids)

Lilac Hasting goes to a fun show that isn't as scary as it first seems

feature (edinburgh) | Read in About 2 minutes
Published 20 Aug 2019
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The Dark Room For Kids

What happens in the show?

You are trapped inside a computer game. You have to choose the correct path to escape. You can win money if you get to the end (although no-one has since 2012), but it is more likely "ya die". Unusual prizes are given out for trying. Someone won a huge rug!

Describe the show in five words

Scary at first then funny.

Who was your favourite character and why?

The presenter is very funny and he has great catchphrases.

Were there any characters you didn’t like?


What did you like most about the show?

It made me laugh, especially when he acted out what the person would do when they entered the room. I thought it would be scary, but it wasn’t at all. What didn’t you like about the show? When you first go in the room it is very dark and the screen says "you will die" so I was a bit scared. The lights never come up and the presenter just uses a torch, but it stops being scary when you realise it is just about being in a game.

If there were songs or music in the show, what did you think of them?

No songs.

What did your grown-up think of the show?

My mum thought it was a very different show to anything we had seen before. There were a few swear words in it at the beginning and she was a bit worried it might have been a bit grown up for me. I don’t know why she was worried because I know all those words anyway.

Would you tell your friends to come and see the show?

Yes. I want to go again.