Night Must Fall UK Tour

Last Updated on 9th May 2018

Night Must Fall UK Tour

Salisbury Playhouse and The Original Theatre Company in association with Eastbourne Theatres will present a national tour of the Psychological thriller Night Must Fall by Emlyn Williams. The production will be directed by Luke Sheppard.

When charming, smooth-talking Dan arrives at old Mrs Bramson’s remote woodland home, he soon ingratiates his way into her life and that of her niece, Olivia. But when a local woman goes missing and is later found murdered, Olivia begins to suspect her aunt’s new private assistant. She resolves to find out the truth.

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.

Niamh McGrady and Will Featherstone will star as Olivia and Dan respectively, joining the previously announced Gwen Taylor as Mrs Bransom and Daragh O’Malley as Inspector Belsize, along with Alasdair Buchan as Hubert, Anne Odeke as Nurse Libby, Mandi Symonds as Mrs Terence and Melissa Vaughan as Dora.

Luke Sheppard said, “It’s a privilege to direct this extraordinary play just over eighty years since the first performance. It’s a gripping murder mystery with delightfully dark characters. I’m looking forward to audiences around the country discovering all the chills and thrills this rarely produced classic holds in store.”

Night Must Fall will be designed by David Woodhead, with music and sound by Harry Blake and lighting by Howard Hudson.


19 August – 3 September 2016
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

6 – 24 September 2016
Salisbury Playhouse

28 September – 1 October 2016
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

4 – 8 October 2016
Malvern Festival Theatre

17 – 22 October 2016
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

25 – 29 October 2016
Northcott Theatre, Exeter

1 – 5 November 2016
Palace Theatre, Southend

8 – 12 November 2016
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

15 – 19 November 2016
York Theatre Royal

29 November – 3 December 2016
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

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