Murder In The Dark UK and Ireland Tour | Tickets and Venues

Murder In The Dark Tour

Original Theatre and Trafalgar Entertainment announce the World Premiere of Torben Betts’s thriller Murder in the Dark on tour in the UK and Ireland starring Tom Chambers.

Murder In The Dark UK and Ireland Tour

The award-winning Original Theatre has teamed up with Trafalgar Entertainment for the first time to produce a new Torben Betts thriller, Murder in the Dark, directed by Philip Franks and starring Tom Chambers.  The Murder In The Dark UK & Ireland Tour will open at Churchill Theatre, Bromley on 7 September 2023.

New Year’s Eve.  A car crash on a lonely road brings famous but troubled singer Danny Sierra and his extended family to an isolated holiday cottage in rural England.  From the moment they arrive, a sequence of inexplicable events begins to occur… and then the lights go out.

This thrilling new ghost story by acclaimed writer Torben Betts will thrust you into darkness and have you on the edge of your seats until the final chilling twist.

Torben Betts said, “I’m really thrilled to be working with Original Theatre again. This will be my fourth project with them, after their tours of Invincible, Caroline’s Kitchen and the online play Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon. Their reputation continues to grow while their commitment to touring theatre around the country has not faded, despite the battering our industry has taken over the last few years. I am thrilled that I will be part of their next ghostly theatrical adventure.” 

Tom Chambers is known for his roles as Sam Strachan in Holby City and Casualty, Max Tyler in Waterloo Road and Inspector Sullivan in Father Brown. He also won the sixth series of Strictly Come Dancing with his partner Camilla Dallerup.  In theatre, he most recently appeared in the West End in Elf the Musical.  He originated the role of Jerry Travers in Top Hat, which earned him an Olivier nomination.  He also starred in Original Theatre’s lockdown film of Torben Betts’s Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon.

Tom Chambers said, “I’m really thrilled and excited to be a part of this brand new piece of theatre, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats.  It should be a great night out, if you can find your way out!”

Murder in the Dark will be directed by Philip Franks (The Mirror Crack‘d, The Habit of Art, The Haunting of Alice Bowles, The Croft and A Cold Supper Behind Harrods) and designed by Adrian Linford, with lighting design by Olivier Award-winner Paul Pyant, original music and sound design by Max Pappenheim.

The UK & Ireland Tour will be produced by Alastair Whatley and Tom Hackney for Original Theatre in association with Trafalgar Entertainment. Original Theatre’s recent productions include The Mirror Crack‘d, The Time Machine, The End of the Night, The Hound of The Baskervilles, Birdsong and Originals, a new playwriting competition held over the summer at Riverside Studios. Their forthcoming work includes New York runs of their acclaimed productions of The Habit of Art and Being Mr Wickham at 59e59 and the world premiere of Stumped at Hampstead Theatre from June.

Murder In The Dark Tour Dates

Derby Theatre
15 – 20 January 2024

The Lowry Salford
22 – 27 January 2024

Palace Theatre Southend
29 January – 3 February 2024

New Theatre Cardiff
27 February – 2 March 2024

Cheltenham Everyman Theatre
4 – 9 March 2024

Floral Pavilion New Brighton
12 – 16 March 2024

Richmond Theatre
19 – 23 March 2024

Pavilion Theatre Glasgow
25 – 30 March 2024

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