Full casting has been confirmed for Afraid of the Dark, which will have its World Premiere in London this autumn, playing at The Charing Cross Theatre from 2 September – 26 October, with a press night on Wednesday 11 September. Afraid of the Dark is a new brand of theatrical terror that paralyzes the audience with fear. Everyone is afraid of something. What scares you when the lights go out?
50’s Hollywood, A failing B-movie producer and his team struggle to find the next terrifying blockbuster. A mysterious stranger appears – blurring the line between nightmare and reality while worming his way into their minds, exploiting their very worst fears……
Charlie Anson (Doctor Who, Downton Abbey) will play ‘Roger Maxwell’ (a handsome and ambitious man whose charms have only gotten him so far) Rebecca Blackstone (Red Dwarf X) will play ‘Sandra Callaghan’ (smart, independent, and beautiful who has seen it all, especially when it comes to men …and with a very dark secret),
Julian Forsyth (Woman in Black - Stage Version) will play ‘Dr Henry Charlier’ (man of mystery), John Guerrasio (TV's - Nixon's the One) will play ‘Julius Bernstein’ (an arrogant, pushy, demanding sonofabitch producer - think Louis B. Mayer) and Mark Rice-Oxley will play ‘Herschell Blank’ (nervy, offbeat and talented writer who is…stuck).
Afraid of the Dark will be directed by Olivier Award winner Ian Talbot and is produced by Maberry Theatricals, Morris Berchard, Steven M. Levy and Sean Sweeney.
The playwright has chosen to remain anonymous…for now…
NB: Afraid of the Dark is not suitable for children under 12, those of a nervous disposition or for those suffering with serious heart conditions.
The play will run from 2nd Sept - 26 Oct at...
Charing Cross Theatre
Box Office: 08444 930 650
Visit the website at http://www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk