Thriller WAIT UNTIL DARK Comes to Exeter Northcott Theatre Next Month

Thriller WAIT UNTIL DARK Comes to Exeter Northcott Theatre Next MonthA major revival of the classic, edge of your seat, thriller Wait Until Dark comes to Exeter next month.

Written by Frederick Knott, author of Dial M Murder, and the producers behind Night Must Fall and Birdsong, Wait Until Dark will play at the Exeter Northcott Theatre from Tues 3 - Sat 7 October

Set amidst the social turbulence of 1960s London, the play follows the story of Susy, a blind woman who, left alone in her apartment, becomes the victim of an elaborate scam hatched by a group of conmen. Susy is left to fend for herself, and eventually finds a way to turn the tables on the conmen and give them a taste of life in the dark.

Wait Until Dark stars Jack Ellis (The Bill) as Mike, Karina Jones as Susy and Oliver Mellor (Coronation Street) as Sam Henderson.

Frederick Knott, best known for writing Dial M For Murder, wrote Wait Until Dark in 1966. Audrey Hepburn starred as Susy in the 1967 film adaptation, for which she was nominated for both the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actress. The film is often ranked as one of the top 100 scariest films of all time.

Wait Until Dark will be directed by Alastair Whatley, with designs by David Woodhead, lighting by Chris Withers, sound and music by GiLes Thomas.

The Original Theatre Company was formed in 2004 by Creative Director Alastair Whatley. The company now stages at least three productions each year, playing in 2016 alone over 250 performances to an estimated 150,000 people, as well as operating accompanying outreach and education programmes. Past productions include the sell-out 2016 tour of Night Must Fall (a co-production with Salisbury Playhouse), the regional premiere of Torben Betts's Invincible, Terence Rattigan's Flare Path, Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong, Three Men In A Boat (a co-production with the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, the 50th anniversary production of Sir Peter Shaffer's The Private Ear and The Public Eye and national tours of Our Country's Good, See How They Run, Twelfth Night, Dancing at Lughnasa, Shakespeare's R&J, Vincent in Brixton, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, The Madness of George III, Journey's End and The Importance of Being Oscar.

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