Rare Priestley Comes To The Old Red Lion

Book now for Benighted at the Old Red Lion Theatre

Following their success with the 2015 world premiere of Arthur Miller’s No Villian, The Old Red Lion Theatre has announced the world premiere of J B Priestley’s Benighted. Originally published in 1927 as a novel by a then unknown Priestley, it wasn’t until 1932 that the novel was adapted  by Universal into a film called The Old Dark House, which broke box office records across the UK. Set in the heart of wildest Wales on a treacherously stormy night where it seems the world itself is going to end, Philip and Margaret Waverton are left with no choice but to abandon their Austin Tourer and seek refuge in an old dark house. Soaked, hungry and exhausted from their ordeal, the Wavertons’ relief at finally being indoors rapidly slips away as it becomes devilishly apparent that their gracious hosts for the evening, the peculiar Femm Family (and indeed the house itself), … Read more

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