Wait Until Dark

Wait Until Dark

Fri 8 May 2020 - Sat 16 May 2020

by Frederick Knott

Frederick Knott is a mater of manipulation, originality and fear.

This unusual thriller has never lost its ability to frighten and tease as it builds to its terrifying climax. A young blind woman is forced to defend herself from evil men using her only advantage, darkness. But nothing in this play is easy and the battle between light and darkness goes on throughout, with the playwright using every opportunity to build tension in a play that has delighted audiences since its Broadway production in 1966.

Audrey Hepburn was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Susy Hendrix in the film of the same name in 1967, with Alan Arkin as the evil Harry Roat. It is a battle of wits which asks the question, not “Who dunnit?” but “Will she survive?” The plot moves relentlessly but with some humour, playing on our emotions and fears…

This will be an exciting night at the theatre, with a play as fresh as ever it was, with great characters for the actors and huge challenges for the set, sound and lighting in our intimate theatre. It is a play that is also human, entertaining and full of surprises.

“Scraed of the Dark? You will be!”

Directed by Garth Jones performances will be at 7.45pm on 8th – 16th May 2020. Tickets priced at £9.00 will be on sale from Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 600727) or on-line at www.nantwichtowncouncil.gov.uk from Tuesday 14th April 2020 at 9am.

Priority tickets for our VIP Supporters go on sale Saturday 11th April at the Theatre. To find out more about becoming a VIP Supporter visit the membership section of the website.