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June 21, 2016

Night Must Fall UK Tour

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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.

NIGHT MUST FALL UK TOUR

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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ABOUT BRITISHTHEATRE

BritishTheatre.com
Opening Night Media Ltd
3rd Floor, 80 St. Martin’s Lane
Covent Garden
London WC2N 4AA

The British Theatre website has been established to celebrate the rich and diverse theatrical culture of the United Kingdom.  Our ethos revolves around encouraging and nurturing the performing arts in all its forms. The spirit of theatre is very much alive and the British Theatre website is at the forefront of delivering news and information to audiences and enthusiasts everywhere. Our team of theatre journalists and reviewers are working hard to cover productions and news.


We are constantly developing the site and are always open to receiving feedback from our readers. Join our mailing list to be kept informed of all the latest news that is of interest to you..