This play won’t give you sleepless nights. It does give you rich historical detail. I imagine anyone who enjoys ghost stories went rushing home to Google Guernsey’s dark history.
Alex Phelps and Will Barton star opposite another in tense two-hander When Darkness Falls, set in Guernsey and inspired by local paranormal folklore. We talked to them about the play and things that go bump in the night.
From the offset the atmosphere for When Darkness Falls had an eerie aura. The chemistry between John Blondel, portrayed by Will Barton, and the storyteller portrayed by Alex Phelps is impeccable.
When Darkness Falls, James Milton and Paul Morrissey’s ‘eerie’, ‘entertaining and ominous’ evening of Guernsey ghost stories, has certainly spooked critics.
Five spine-tingling ghost stories are woven into the action on one stormy night in When Darkness Falls, premiering this month at the Park Theatre. All are grounded in folklore from the island of Guernsey, where the play is set and where its co-writer and director Paul Morrissey grew up.
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.
New spine-chilling ghost story When Darkness Falls finally gets its premiere this month at London’s Park Theatre, where it will run for a limited season from tomorrow 18 August to 4 September 2021. Time to get booking!