When Darkness Falls officially opens tonight (23 August 2021) at London’s Park Theatre, where it runs until 4 September 2021 only ahead of a regional tour. Sneak a peek at the progress of this spine-tingling new ghost story from rehearsal room to stage. Time to get booking!
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!
Photography by Thomas Merriott.