Photo credit: (Courtesy of When Darkness Falls)

‘When Darkness Falls’ to play limited run at Union Theatre

The two-man ghost story will open at the Union Theatre next month.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

UPDATE: On 4 November, it was confirmed When Darkness Falls is now postponed. Future dates are to be announced.

A new ghost story, When Darkness Falls, will receive its premiere at the Union Theatre. The spinechilling play will begin performances on 23 November, with three weeks of performances to 12 December.

Written by James Milton and Paul Morrissey, When Darkness Falls sees a history teacher joined by a paranormal expert for his latest vlog. The stories discussed are based on true events, but as they delve into the past, the unforgettable terrors force them to confront truths.

Will Barton plays John, the history teacher. He's previously starred in The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson at the Park Theatre and The Libertine at Theatre Royal Haymarket. Alex Phelps play the speaker.

Ahead of performances, director and co-writer Paul Morrissey said: "In many ways, maybe we're all haunted. By the past. By regret. By shame. By things that have embedded themselves deep within us. A kind of trauma, that we relive. As we 'see' these events unfold, again and again, it's quite clear that ghosts are very real. When Darkness Falls is a spine-chilling new play about the power of stories. Perhaps most importantly, the ones we tell ourselves."

When Darkness Falls is at the Union Theatre from 23 November - 12 December.

Photo credit: (Courtesy of When Darkness Falls)


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