Producers The Original Theatre Company and Salisbury Playhouse in association with Eastbourne Theatres have given us these great preview images from the rehearsal rooms of the UK Tour of Emlyn Williams’s Night Must Fall.
Emlyn Williams wrote Night Must Fall in 1935 and played the lead role in the first stage production. The play was noted for its exploration of the killer’s complex psychological state, a step forward for its genre. Robert Montgomery starred in the film version in 1937 and Albert Finney in the 1964 re-make.
This new production of Night Must Fall stars Gwen Taylor (TV’s Barbara, Driving Miss Daisy at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre, Calendar Girls UK Tour), Daragh O’Malley (TV’s Sharpe, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Manchester’s Royal Exchange), Niamh McGrady (TV’s The Fall and Holby City, Macbeth at Chichester Festival Theatre, West End and Broadway) and Will Featherstone (Dr. Scroggy’s War, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It and Anne Boleyn for Shakespeare’s Globe).
Night Must Fall is directed by Luke Sheppard, designed by David Woodhead, music by Harry Blake and lighting by Howard Hudson.
Rehearsal photos by James Findlay