A new spine-chilling ghost thriller When Darkness Falls will play a limited season at London’s off-West End venue The Union Theatre this Winter.
Written by James Milton and Paul Morrissey, When Darkness Falls sees a history teacher and leader of a local historical society on the island of Guernsey joined by a paranormal expert for his weekly vlog. The stories discussed are based on true events, but as they delve into the islands past, the unforgettable terrors force them to confront truths.
Will Barton plays John, the history teacher. He is best known for playing Boris Johnson in BBC2 drama Theresa V Boris and in The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson at the Park Theatre. Other television includes A Confession, Vanity Fair and two series of How Do You Want Me?.
Casting for the bone-chilling two-hander is completed by Alex Phelps who plays The Speaker.
Phelps’s theatre work includes Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night and Reynaldo/Priest and understudy Hamlet in Hamlet, both at Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre.
Directed by Paul Morrissey, the piece has illusions by John Bulleid, as Associate of the Inner Magic Circle, lighting design by Ben Bull and sound design by Tom Marshall.
Director and co-writer, Paul Morrissey, says, “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.”
Seating capacity at the venue has been reduced to comply with government social distancing guidelines.
When Darkness Falls runs from 23 November 2020 until 12 December 2020 at The Union Theatre, London.