Last Updated on 8th February 2023
Tony Timberlake and Thomas Dennis will star in the When Darkness Falls UK Tour when it resumes in February 2023.
When Darkness Falls Tour
On a stormy night on the small island of Guernsey, a young paranormal expert joins a sceptical history teacher to record the first in a series of podcasts based on the island’s incredible folklore and paranormal history. As the expert regales his horrifying stories, the teacher learns that we all have our own truth, our own story. Ghosts that haunt us; that bring the past, present and future together in unexpected ways; ways that can threaten to unsettle everything we think we know.
Inspired by true events, this powerful new production by James Milton and Paul Morrissey draws us into dark pasts, reveals disturbing truths and explores the power of stories. Perhaps most importantly, the ones we tell ourselves.
Tony Timberlake has an extensive list of West End and national credits. Most recently he was seen in the acclaimed tour of ‘Maggie May’ previous to that he was in the cast which reopened the West End post-pandemic in Agatha Christies’s classic ‘The Mousetrap’.
Other theatre credits include ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, ‘Rothschild & Sons’, ‘Looking for John’, ‘Seasons Greetings’, ‘Chicago’, ‘The Full Monty’, Kiss of the Spiderwoman’, ‘Hairspray’, ‘Spamalot’, ‘Habeus Corpus’, ‘Les Miserables’, and ‘Cor Blimey’. Television appearances include ‘This England’, ‘The Five’, ‘Holby City’, ‘EastEnders’, and ‘Judge John Deed’.
Thomas Dennis’s Theatre credits includes Henry V at the Donmar Warehouse, London, understudying Kit Harrington as King Henry; Albert Narracott in War Horse for the National Theatre on tour and in London; Christopher Boone in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (West-End) for the National Theatre; Wireless Operator for Silksheen Productions at the Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, London; Yen at Gothenburg English Studio Theatre; Peter Pan at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; Chalk Farm at the Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Bush, London and Brits Off Broadway, New York; Henry V for Mouth to Mouth; and Oliver! In London’s West End. TV: Parents (Sky) and Henry V (BBC). Film: Hysteria and Prince of Persia, Sands of Time.
The show’s illusions are designed by John Bulleid, an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star, whose other theatre credits include The Ocean At The End Of The Lane (The National Theatre – associate to Jamie Harrison), Harry Potter and The Cursed Child (Palace Theatre, London – current Magic & Illusion assistant) and The Prince of Egypt (Dominion Theatre, London – associate to Chris Fisher).
Writers Paul Morrissey and James Milton have worked together for the past 15 years. James is currently Head of Content for the new Holocaust Galleries at Imperial War Museum. His first book, The Holocaust, was published in 2021. Paul has written several other plays including Bingo, The Wickies and Alcatraz.
When Darkness Falls is directed by Paul Morrissey and designed by Justin Williams, with lighting by Bethany Gupwell and sound by Daniel Higgott.
The When Darkness Falls Tour is produced by Paul Morrissey Ltd, Christopher Wheeler and Molly Morris in association with The BARD, Jason Haigh-Ellery and Glynis Henderson Productions.
WHEN DARKNESS FALLS – CRITICS
“Ghostly thrills and imaginative storytelling” – Blackpool Gazette
“A night of frights – Truly Chilling” Edge Magazine Southampton
WHEN DARKNESS FALLS PRODUCTION IMAGES
WHEN DARKNESS FALLS UK TOUR TRAILER
When Darkness Falls Tour Dates
8 – 11 February 2023
16 – 18 February 2023
Theatr Clywd Mold
23 – 25 February 2023
27 February – 4 March 2023
Northcott Theatre Exeter
7 – 11 March 2023
21 – 25 March 2023
Churchill Theatre Bromley
4 – 8 April 2023
Curve Studio Leicester
12 – 15 April 2023
18 – 22 April 2023
Devonshire Park Eastbourne
26 – 29 April 2023