Maybe we’re all haunted.
By the past.
By things that have embedded themselves deep within us. A kind of trauma, that we relive. As we ‘see’ these events unfold, again and again, it’s quite clear that ghosts are very real.
When Darkness Falls is a spine-chilling new play about the power of stories. Perhaps most importantly, the ones we tell ourselves.
When Darkness Falls will open at Park Theatre, London in August 2021. Following this, it will embark on a UK National Tour.
On the small island of Guernsey, local history teacher John Blondel runs the Island’s only Historical Society.
Tonight, as part of the Society’s weekly vlog, a young writer 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.
Will Barton - John Blondell
Will Barton’s most recent theatre includes the title role in The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson (Park Theatre & National Tour), The Libertine (Theatre Royal Haymarket) and Toast (Park Theatre and New York). He also played Boris Johnson in the 2017 BBC 2 drama Theresa V Boris. Other television includes A Confession, Vanity Fair and two series of How Do You Want Me?
Alex Phelps - The Speaker
Alex Phelps’s theatre work includes Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night and Reynaldo/Priest and understudy Hamlet in Hamlet (both Shakespeare's Rose Theatre), Raleigh in Journey’s End for Mesh Theatre Company, and Dennis Dutton in The Vertical Hour, Bob Acres in The Rivals and Orestes in Elektra (all at Theatre By The Lake).
Magic & Illusion Design
PAUL MORRISSEY & JAMES MILTON
DRESSING ROOM 5
PAUL MORRISSEY, CHRIS WHEELER & MOLLY MORRIS, GLYNIS HENDERSON, JASON HAIGH-ELLERY, BEV RAGALOV & DAWN SMALBERG, RICHARD WINKLER and ALAN SHORR
August 18 - September 04 2021
Box Office: 020 7870 6876
Tickets: £23 - £27 (access concessions £18.50); Park Up members (16 – 26 years): £10 between 24 February & 3 March
Performances: Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, Thursday & Saturday at 3pm
Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for 16+
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"When Darkness Falls" design Adam Robert Lewis, Wonderdog UK