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‘When Darkness Falls’ postponed at Park Theatre

Performances were due to start in February 2021.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

UPDATE: When Darkness Falls will now run at Park Theatre from 18 August - 4 September, with a press night on 23 August. Will Barton and Alex Phelps will star in the production.

Although the Park Theatre was due to reopen this month, news of a new national lockdown has ensured the theatre is closed for a prolonged period. As a result, performances of When Darkness Falls have been postponed at the Park Theatre, with future dates to be confirmed.

Set in Guernsey, the thrilling play follows John Blondel, a history teacher filming his latest educational vlog. Joined by a paranormal expert, the pair investigate the island. But with stories unfolding and the sea lapping up on the shore, they must work together in darkness.

In a statement from producers,"Throughout the pandemic the entire team... has put the safety of the artists, creative staff, theatre staff and audiences first. We have rescheduled the production a couple of times to ensure that safety and are now thrilled that we can open with indoor performances in August.

We remain hopeful that we can open the show to capacity audiences, however, we will continue to review our response according to the Government's guidance in the coming days and weeks, along with guidance from our colleagues at Park Theatre. We will also continue to monitor the situation independently. We are of course aware that people will have different reactions to the relaxation of the rules, and will be mindful of that as we move forward."

When Darkness Falls was due to play a limited season at Park Theatre from 24 February - 13 Mar. 2021. The two-person ghost story is written by James Milton and Paul Morrissey.

Photo credit: When Darkness Falls artwork

Article Update: 14 July 2021

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