Peter Duncan will star as John Blondel and Daniel Rainford as The Speaker in the new UK tour of James Milton and Paul Morrissey‘s spine-chilling ghost story, WHEN DARKNESS FALLS, which opens at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool from 15 to 17 September 2022.
The production then visits Octagon Theatre, Yeovil (20 – 22 September), Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple (23 – 25 September), Salisbury Playhouse (27 September – 1 October), Palace Theatre, Southend (3 – 8 October), New Theatre, Cardiff (11 – 15 October), Oldham Coliseum (25 – 29 October), and Beau Sejour Theatre, Guernsey (31 October – 5 November).
More dates to be announced for 2023.
On a stormy night on the small island of Guernsey, a young paranormal expert joins a sceptical history teacher to record the first in a series of podcasts based on the island’s incredible folklore and paranormal history. As the expert regales his horrifying stories, the teacher learns that we all have our own truth, our own story. Ghosts that haunt us; that bring the past, present and future together in unexpected ways; ways that can threaten to unsettle everything we think we know.
Inspired by true events, this powerful new production draws us into dark pasts, reveals disturbing truths and explores the power of stories. Perhaps most importantly, the ones we tell ourselves.
WHEN DARKNESS FALLS is directed by Paul Morrissey and designed by Justin Williams, with lighting by Bethany Gupwell and sound by Daniel Higgott. Rhys Jennings will be understudy John Blondell and The Speaker.
The show’s illusions are designed by John Bulleid, an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star, whose other theatre credits include The Ocean At The End Of The Lane (The National Theatre – associate to Jamie Harrison), Harry Potter and The Cursed Child (Palace Theatre, London – current Magic & Illusion assistant) and The Prince of Egypt (Dominion Theatre, London – associate to Chris Fisher).
The UK Tour of WHEN DARKNESS FALLS is produced by Paul Morrissey Ltd, Christopher Wheeler and Molly Morris in association with The BARD, Jason Haigh-Ellery and Glynis Henderson Productions.