The UK Has Another Reason to Be Afraid of the Dark

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The UK Has Another Reason to Be Afraid of the DarkHere we are, kids! Yet another reason why we’re green with envy of our brothers and sisters across the pond. On tap right now is your first word about an upcoming project called Afraid of the Dark and it sounds absolutely delicious!

From the Press Release
Afraid of the Dark is a new brand of theatrical terror that paralyzes the audience with fear. Everyone is afraid of something. What scares you when the lights go out? Afraid of the Dark will have its World Premiere in London this autumn, playing at The Charing Cross Theatre from 2 September – 26 October, with a press night on Wednesday 11 September.

50’s Hollywood, A failing B-movie producer and his team struggle to find the next terrifying blockbuster. A mysterious stranger appears – blurring the line between nightmare and reality while worming his way into their minds, exploiting their very worst fears……

Where does your nightmare begin?

Afraid of the Dark will be directed by Olivier Award winner Ian Talbot. Ian was artistic and managing director at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre 1971 – 2008 and his extensive directing credits include High Society, Anything Goes, The Pirates of Penzance and The Invisible Man. The production is designed by Paul Farnsworth, who has collaborated with Ian Talbot on many productions at Regent’s Park, including Much Ado About Nothing The Fantasticks, Lady Be Good and HMS Pinafore, as well as work at Chichester, with the RSC and in the West End.

Lighting designer Jason Taylor has lit numerous productions in the UK and internationally including 20 seasons at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Recent credits include Our Boys in the West End and Di and Viv and Rose at Hampstead.

Illusionist Darren Lang combines his background in theatre performing and magic to create bespoke illusions for stage and screen. Credits include Mrs Affleck at the NT (alongside Paul Keive), Doctor Faustus (Royal Exchange, Manchester), Alice in Wonderland (New Vic) and Some Like it Hip Hop (Peacock).

Afraid of the Dark is produced by Maberry Theatricals, Morris Berchard, Sean Sweeney and Steven Levy.

The playwright has chosen to remain anonymous… for now…

Afraid of the Dark is not suitable for children under 12, those of a nervous disposition or for those suffering with serious heart conditions.

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