Nerve jangling thriller Night Must Fall (19 August – 3 September) by master playwright Emlyn Williams is coming to Eastbourne.
The Original Theatre Company and Salisbury Playhouse in association with Eastbourne Theatres are producing this brand new production of the classic British chiller.
The show will open at Devonshire Park Theatre ahead of a national tour and star Gwen Taylor, who’s best known for playing the title role in ITV sitcom Barbara, as well as Anne Foster in Coronation Street, Peggy Armstrong in Heartbeat, Rita Simcock in A Bit of A Do, for which she was nominated for a BAFTA, and Amy in Duty Free. Film appearances include The Lady in the Van and Monty Python's Life of Brian; she has previously performed at the Devonshire Park in Driving Miss Daisy, Butterfly Lion and most recently opposite Tom Conti in Before the Party.
Night Must Fall is a tense thriller which is sure to have audiences teetering on the very edge of their seats. Set in the remote woodland home of reclusive Mrs Bransom a handsome young stranger comes calling and he soon works his way into the household.
Beautiful naïve young Olivia, Mrs Bransom’s niece, seems particularly drawn to Dan this enigmatic stranger, but when another young woman is horrifically murdered in the village fingers begin to be pointed… but who really is the seductive and manipulative Dan, and just what is he hiding in that battered old hat box which he fastidiously keeps locked?
Rumours are rife, the press are baying for blood and the police start closing in but is anyone safe? This taut and absorbing thriller will keep audiences enthralled until the final, terrifying climax.
Directed by Luke Sheppard who most recently directed the Olivier Award-winning In the Heights, for which he was nominated for Best Director at the Whatsonstage Awards.
Night Must Fall at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne from Friday 19 August – Saturday 3 September, nightly performances at 7.45pm and 2.30pm Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday, tickets from £15.50, to book call the box office on 01323 412000 or online.