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When Darkness Falls

Paul Morrissey Ltd, Christopher Wheeler and Molly Morris in association with The BARD, Jason Haigh-Ellery and Glynis Henderson Productions present Suitable for ages 16+
27 September - 1 October 2022 Salisbury Playhouse, Main House
When Darkness Falls

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Tuesday 27th September - 1 October 2022

WHEN DARKNESS FALLS

A ghost story by James Milton and Paul Morrissey 

 

Some people believe in ghosts. Some don’t. Since their existence is not proved beyond all possible doubt, to many they remain folklore: the stuff of legend. Spooky Tales of beasts and spirits, spectres, and ghouls. But to many others, ghosts are quite real.  

When Darkness Falls is a brand-new spine-chilling ghost story that delivers a twisted, terrifying, and thrilling tale that will “leave you cowering in your seat.” (The Guardian) 

On a stormy night on the small island of Guernsey, a young paranormal expert joins a sceptical history teacher to record the first in a series of podcasts based on the island’s incredible folklore and paranormal history. As the expert regales his horrifying stories, the teacher learns that we all have our own truth. Our own story. Ghosts that haunt us. That bring the past, present, and future together in unexpected ways. Ways that could threaten to unsettle everything we think we know. 

Inspired by true events, this powerful new production by James Milton and Paul Morrissey draws us into dark pasts, reveals disturbing truths and explores the power of stories. Perhaps most importantly, the ones we tell ourselves. 

 

"Eerie tales told with relish...Entertaining and ominous." The Stage

"This spooky tale gets smarter and scarier as the night goes on, cleverly entwining local history and folklore... The tension is overwhelming. The tales became tangible, and we’re cowering every time the lights get low" The Guardian

Age Guidance: 16+ 

Running Time: 90 minutes

Booking Details

Tickets from £15

If you need assistance booking or have access requirements, please email  ticketsales@wiltshirecreative.co.uk  

 

SINGLE MEMBERS 

Single Members receive 10% off up to 1 ticket for this production, on Friday nights performance. 

JOINT MEMBERS AND ABOVE 

Joint Members receive 10% off up to 2 tickets on Friday night performances.

 

MULTI-BUY

Book for three or more Main House productions at Salisbury Playhouse at the same time and save 15%! Members save 20%.

(Shows included: WHEN DARKNESS FALLS, SPIKE, THE WELLSPRING, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, GOOD LUCK STUDIO)

 

*All discounts apply only on the top two price bands only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. For the multibuy, productions must be booked in the same transaction. Discount does not apply in retrospect.

Access Performances

Audio Described   Audio Described performances 

(a live narrator describes the action on stage between the dialogue, via headphones)

Thursday 29th September 2022 at 2.15pm

 

BSL  British Sign Language Performances 

(A BSL interpreter will stand in a visible position and interpret the spoken and heard elements of the performance.)

Friday 30th September 2022 at 7.30pm

 

Captioned Performance  Captioned Performances

(speech is relayed live onto a screen, similar to television subtitles and ideal for those who may find it difficult hearing every word)

Friday 30th September 2022 at 7.30pm

Cast & Creatives

Director: Paul Morrissey 

Lighting Designer: Bethany Gupwell 

Sound Designer: Daniel Higgott 

Set Designer: Justin Williams 

Costume Designer: Nicole Garbett 

Magic Consultant: John Bulleid 

Casting: Jim Arnold Casting

Tickets and times

  • Tuesday 27th September
    7:30pm
  • Wednesday 28th September
    7:30pm
  • Thursday 29th September
    2:15pm
    Audio Described  
  • Thursday 29th September
    7:30pm
  • Friday 30th September
    7:30pm
    BSL Signed Performance   Captioned Performance  
  • Saturday 1st October
    2:15pm
  • Saturday 1st October
    7:30pm