Cast announced for Benighted by J.B. Priestley at the Old Red Lion Theatre

Casting announced as the production extends booking.


Casting has been announced for the world premiere of J.B. Priestley's Benighted which runs at the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington, north London from 6 December 2016 to 7 January 2017, with an official opening on 9 December 2016.

Originally published as a novel in 1927 it was the first real introduction to the world of a then unknown J.B. Priestley. The story has been adapted for the stage by Duncan Gates and will be directed by Stephen Whitson.

The cast will include Harrie Hayes, Ross Forder, Michael Sadler, Jessica Bay and Matt Maltby.

"Set in the heart of wildest Wales on a treacherously stormy night where it seems the world itself is going to end, Philip and Margaret Waverton are left with no choice but to abandon their Austin Tourer and seek refuge in an old dark house. Soaked, hungry and exhausted from their ordeal, the Wavertons’ relief at finally being indoors rapidly slips away as it becomes devilishly apparent that their gracious hosts for the evening, the peculiar Femm Family (and indeed the house itself), may be far more frightening than the Welsh mountainside they seek to escape."

Produced by Damien Tracey, Benighted will run in London alongside J.B. Priestley's most popular stage work An Inspector Calls which officially opens at the Playhouse Theatre later this week.

Tickets for Benighted are now on sale.


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