When Darkness Falls, James Milton and Paul Morrissey’s ‘eerie’, ‘entertaining and ominous’ evening of Guernsey ghost stories, has certainly spooked critics. We’ve rounded up early review highlights. Its strictly limited run at north London’s Park Theatre must end 4 September 2021. Time to get booking… if you dare!
On the small island of Guernsey, local history teacher, John Blondel (Will Barton), runs the Island’s only Historical Society. Tonight, as part of the Society’s weekly vlog, a young writer (Alex Phelps) who has been researching the island’s mysterious and often frightening folklore, has been invited to give a talk.
As his seemingly innocent stories unfold – many of which are based on true events – it isn’t long before they reveal dark pasts, disturbing truths and unforgettable terrors.
When Darkness Falls is co-written by James Milton and Paul Morrissey, who also directs. The production is designed by Justin Williams, with illusions by John Bulleid, lighting by Bethany Gupwell and sound by Daniel Higgott.
Following London, the production tours to Theatre Royal Winchester (16-18 September), Southampton’s MAST Mayflower Studios (20-25 September) and Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre (28-30 September).
When Darkness Falls runs at the Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP, with performances (90 minutes) on Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday matinees at 3pm. Tickets are priced £23-27. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!