"Wait Until Dark" at Garrick from 1 Oct 03

"Wait Until Dark" at Garrick from 1 Oct 03

It has now been confirmed that the thriller Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott, will open at the Garrick Theatre 15 Oct 03, following previews from 1 Oct 03, and booking to 28 Feb 04

Tickets are now on sale!

The cast includes Peter Bowles (Roat), Saskia Wickham (Susy), Gary Mavers (Mike), Tony Scannell (Croker), Robert Fitch (Sam), Bettrys Jones (Gloria), Bill French, Justine Deaville.

It is directed by Joe Harmston, with design by Paul Farnsworth, lighting by Nick Richings, and produced by Bill Kenwright.

This thriller was originally presented on Broadway in 1966 starring Lee Remick. It was subsequently presented in London starring Honor Blackman where it ran for 2 years. The film version (1968) starred Audrey Hepburn as Susy, for which she was nominated for an Oscar. It was revived on Broadway in 1998 with Marisa Tomei as Susy and Quentin Tarantino as Roat.

Peter Bowles last starred in the West End in the revival of Anthony Shaffer’s ‘Sleuth’. His other recent stage roles include Gangster in ‘Gangster Number One’ at the Almeida and several productions directed by Peter Hall including ‘The Royal Family’, ‘School For Wives’, ‘Separate Tables’ and Major Barbara’. His well known TV roles include six series of ‘To The Manor Born’, ‘Perfect Scoundrels’, ‘Lytton’s Diary’ and ‘The Irish RM’.

Wait Until Dark reunites two of the stars of TV’s popular ‘Peak Practice’: Saskia Wickham who played Dr Erica Matthews for three series and Gary Mavers who played Dr Andrew Attwood for eight series. Saskia Wickham’s stage appearances include Gwendolen in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ and David Hare’s ‘Racing Demon’ at the National and in America. Gary Mavers’ most recent stage appearance was with the Oxford Stage Company in ‘All My Sons’. Tony Scannell was Ted Roach in ‘The Bill’ for 10 years. He has appeared in numerous stage productions including several seasons at Stratford East. Joe Harmston’s credits include The Pinter season at the Donmar (including Harold Pinter in ‘The Collection’) and ‘The Birthday Party’ at the Piccadilly.

Wait Until Dark is set in a basement flat in Notting Hill. Susy , who is blind, is alone while her husband is away on business. Three con-men led by the mysterious Roat break in to retrieve a doll containing heroin which Sam her husband has unwittingly brought through customs.

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