Come and Play - The Dark Room @ LFCC
The Dark Room will feature at this year's London Film & Comic Con with two performances, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Tickets go on sale from 10am on Friday 5th January, so grab your chance to be in the audience for this amazing show and be a part of the decisions on the day!
You awake to find yourself in a Dark Room! You, the audience must choose an option. Will you: A) Find the Light Switch? B) Cry for Help? C) Go North?
Come and play the world’s first live-action text-based adventure game! It’s a choose-your-own-adventure! So choose it!
The Dark Room blurs the lines between comedy and game show and the audience play as contestants. The rules are simple:
1 - Options appear on the screen.
2 - Audience calls out the option they want.
3 - You’re either right, or dead.
4 - In the end, everybody plays!
Originally an interactive YouTube game, the Dark Room went viral and attracted more than 4 million views. Comedian John Robertson then transformed the game into a live show, and so far, has enjoyed sell out shows at Insomnia Gaming Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, EB Games Expo and more!
‘NOT TO BE MISSED’ – The Guardian
‘One of the funniest sights around, don’t miss it’ – Daily Telegraph
‘You have to see the Dark Room as least once in your life’ – The Sun
‘You must see this show’ – British Comedy Guide
‘Great fun, nostalgic, but also a fresh angle for comedy’ – Den of Geek
Who is Pearl Mackie?
Who is Pearl Mackie? Well if you don’t know, she played the latest companion in Doctor Who. Pearl is from Brixton in London. She was a relatively unknown actress before getting the role of the feisty Bill Potts, but this was not Pearl’s first onscreen gig, was also in an episode of the BBC 1 soap drama Doctors and played Anne-Marie Frasier in 2014. She also has not been shy of acting alongside big-name stars and she appeared in the Svengali alongside Martin Freeman, Maxine Peake, Morwenna Banks and Matt Berry. As well as gracing both stage and screen, Pearl has also appeared in the music video for award winning UK band Years and Years alongside Bond Star Ben Whishaw.
Before going into TV, Pearl could be seen acting in London and graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre school and has credits in several plays that include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in the National Theatre West End, Obama-ology in the Finborough Theatre in London to name a few. Pearl also has a fantastic singing voice and there is a clip flying around the internet of her singing Lady is a Tramp, and is a major Prince fan.
Pearl’s character Bill was a fan favourite, she was openly welcomed by the LGBT+ community, recently winning a Pink News award for Doctor Who’s LGBT storylines and for her performance as the first openly gay companion. The best move was that both Showrunner Steven Moffat and Pearl did not make it a big thing. I remember my twitter feed exploded during that episode. Pearl even said that she would have not agreed with the writers if they made Bill being lesbian a big thing. Bill is a character who just fancied a girl. For many Bill Potts became a role model to many children and adults alike.
As the Whoniverse knows, Pearl will sadly be hanging up her fabulous jacket this Christmas alongside departing Doctor Peter Capaldi. So, fans will have one last chance to see Bill before she leaves the TARDIS for good. However, we suspect and hope this won’t be the last time we see both Bill and Pearl!
Battlestar Galactica - Ship of Many Faces
Battlestar Galactica has been on our screens since the dawn of time…or, like, since 1978. The 2003 reboot, starring some of our guests at London Film and Comic Con, was a hit, and ran for four seasons, beginning with a mini-series. It has some of the most well-developed characters and story arcs in sci-fi, and watching feels like living another life.
Jason Momoa - From Atlantis to Aquaman
Jason Momoa is huge. In every sense of the word. The six foot four actor has played some pretty amazing parts on TV, and is about to rocket into the stratosphere.
Starting off from the humble beginnings of Baywatch, Honolulu born Momoa joined the cast at the end of the run, starring as Jason Ioane from 1999 to 2001. From there he appeared in hotel drama North Shore, which ran for just one season, from 2004-5.
And then, wait for it…Ronon Dex smashed onto our screens in season two of Stargate: Atlantis, and Momoa would never again be that pretty guy from Baywatch. Ronon became a fan-favourite among Stargate fans for his dry wit. A man of few words, he preferred to shoot first and ask questions…well, never. Ronon captured the hearts of many during his arrival on Atlantis, but the show was cruelly cancelled after five seasons.
From Stargate to Game of Thrones, Momoa took on the meaty role of Khal Drogo, everyone’s favourite Dothraki. Drogo managed to acquire himself a Khaleesi who would turn out to be none other than the Mother of Dragons, so he did alright for himself there. Killing her selfish brother for treating her badly, he fights, raids and pillages his way across Essos, with his Khaleesi at his side. That is until he is gravely injured in battle and ends up an empty shell after an infection and a pretty shady blood magic deal. He is killed in an act of mercy, much to the despair of Daenerys…and the rest of the planet. Drogo is seen in just ten episodes of the show, but makes a massive impact.
Momoa is also talented behind the camera, writing, producing, directing and starring in film drama Road to Paloma (2014).
After his exit from Game of Thrones, Momoa landed himself the role of a lifetime, as DC’s Aquaman, first as a cameo appearance in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, released in 2016, and then in Justice League, released in November 2017. Momoa will reprise the role in Aquaman, due to be released in 2018.
Jason Momoa really is a must-meet guest. Grab your chance now, and come and see him at London Film and Comic Con 2018. Jason is appearing Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July. Photo tickets are available to purchase now, as well as diamond passes, which will guarantee you a photo and an autograph, as well as a limited edition print. Don’t miss out!
By Danielle Allen
LFCC 2018 Dates Announced
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