Matthew Wilkinson's MY EYES WENT DARK to Make World Premiere at Finborough This Month

The world premiere of My Eyes Went Dark by Matthew Wilkinson - originally developed with the support of The National Theatre Studio - opens for a four week limited season at the Finborough Theatre from Tuesday, 25 August. Press Nights: Thursday, 27 August and Friday, 28 August at 7.30pm.

Nikolai Koslov avenges the death of his family in a plane crash - by killing the air traffic controller he holds responsible. Maintaining he can't remember his crime, Nikolai serves four years in a Swiss prison before being suddenly released. Back home in Ossetia he's greeted as a national hero and is even given a ministerial position.

But grief and remorse cannot stay buried forever...

Writer/Director Matthew Wilkinson's previous plays include Sun Is Shining (King's Head Theatre, BAC Time Out Critics' Choice Season and 59E59 Theaters, New York), Red Sea Fish (Brighton Pavilion Theatre and 59E59 Theaters, New York) and co-author of the UK adaptation of Hideki Noda's Red Demon (Young Vic and Tokyo). His short films have screened internationally, including official festival selections in London, Berlin, Paris, Siena and Nashville. Matthew trained at RADA and has has worked in theatre, film, TV and animation.

Cal MacAninch has played Hamlet at the Glasgow Citizens, performed in Anna Karenina with Shared Experience and most recently appeared on stage as Robbie Ross in The Judas Kiss by David Hare at the Duke of York's Theatre. His numerous leading roles in television and film include Banished, Mr. Selfridge, Garrow's Law, Downton Abbey, Rockface and Warrior.

Thusitha Jayasundera most recently appeared in Behind The Beautiful Forevers (National Theatre) as well as filming a regular role in new BBC drama Doctor Foster. Nominated for the Ian Charleson Award and a veteran of the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company, she has starred in four series of Above Suspicion and was a series regular in Holby City and The Bill.

10% of any profits from the production will go to The Forgiveness Project, an organisation committed to restorative justice.


My Eyes Went Dark

Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED

Box Office: 0844 847 1652 |

Tuesday 25 August - Saturday 19 September

Press nights: Thursday 27 & Friday 28 August at 7.30pm

Regular run: Tuesday to Saturday Evenings at 7.30pm; Sunday matinees at 3.00pm. Saturday matinees at 3.00pm (from 5 September )

Ticket prices:

Until 6 September:

Tickets £16, £14 concessions, except Tuesday evenings £14 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £16 all seats. Previews (25 and 26 August) £12 all seats.

£10 tickets for Under 30's for performances from Tuesday to Sunday of the first week when booked online only.

£12 tickets for residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Saturday, 29 August 2015 when booked online only.

From 8 September:

£18, £16 concessions, except Tuesday evenings £16 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £18 all seats.

Performance Length: Approximately 80 minutes with no interval

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