Wait Until Dark

From the hand of Frederick Knott, author of Dial M for Murder and the producers behind Night Must Fall and Birdsong, comes a major revival of the classic, edge of your seat thriller Wait Until Dark.

Set amidst the social turbulence of 60s London the play follows the story of Suzy, a blind woman who, left alone in her apartment, becomes embroiled with a group of conmen hatching an elaborate scam. As the tension notches up, Suzy is left to fend for herself but with the phone line cut dead and the house plunged into darkness, can Suzy outwit the murderous visitors?

Wait Until Dark, made into a film starring Audrey Hepburn in 1967, is often ranked as one of the top 100 scariest films of all time and this exciting new production reclaims it for the stage.

Directed by Alastair Whatley, this thriller stars Jack Ellis as Mike, Karina Jones as Susy and Oliver Mellor as Sam Henderson.  They are joined on stage by Graeme Brookes as Croker and Tim Treloar as Roat.


Presented by The Original Theatre Company in association with Eastbourne Theatres

By Frederick Knott

Directed by Alastair Whatley

Cast includes Jack Ellis, Oliver Mellor, Karina Jones, Graeme Brookes and Tim Treloar

Suitable for ages: 12+

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From £21.00 - £31.50

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