Darkness, Darkness

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and New Perspectives present

Darkness, Darkness

By John Harvey

Friday 30 September - Saturday 15 October 2016

Main House - Tickets: £32 - £8

Details

Charlie Resnick, one of the most famous detectives in British crime fiction, makes his stage debut in John Harvey’s adaptation of his own bestselling novel Darkness, Darkness.

Resnick is on the verge of retirement when DI Catherine Njoroge convinces him to take on one more case following the discovery of the body of Jenny Hardwick, a young woman who disappeared during the bitterly-fought miners’ strike 30 years earlier.

As Resnick and Njoroge’s investigation unfolds, old wounds sustained on the Nottinghamshire picket lines are re-opened and memories of broken relationships resurface. Resnick, too, must confront the ghosts of his past and guilt for his own role in policing the strike.

Darkness, Darkness displays award-winning novelist John Harvey’s ‘great gifts for sharp but compassionate characterisation’ (The Telegraph). His tense, contemporary crime thriller promises to be a poignant and compelling production at the Playhouse.

This production is sponsored by Nottingham Trent University.

“A gripping drama”

The Stage

“Supremely stylish”

The Times

“One of the best pieces of theatre I have seen in years.”

British Theatre Guide

Post-Show Discussion

With director Jack McNamara and members of the cast.
Tuesday 11 October

Cast

Charlie Resnick David Fleeshman
Catherine Njoroge Simone Saunders
Peter Waites/ Barry Hardwick Chris Donnelly
Jenny Hardwick Elizabeth Twells
Jill Haines Emma Thornett
Keith Haines Martin Miller
Danny Ireland John Askew
Adam Uttley Jonathan Woolf

CREATIVE TEAM

Writer John Harvey
Director Jack McNamara
Designer Ruth Sutcliffe
Lighting Designer Azusa Ono
Video Designer William Simpson
Sound Designer Drew Baumohl
Voice Coach Kat Hicks
Fight Director Philip D’orleans
Casting Lucy Jenkins and Sooki McShane

An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.

Dates & Times

Darkness, Darkness - Fri 30 Sep 7:45pm Fri 30 Sep Main House 7:45pm Preview Hot Night £22 - £8
Darkness, Darkness - Sat 1 Oct 7:45pm Sat 1 Oct Main House 7:45pm Preview Hot Night £22 - £8
Darkness, Darkness - Mon 3 Oct 7:45pm Mon 3 Oct Main House 7:45pm Preview Hot Night £22 - £8
Darkness, Darkness - Tue 4 Oct 7:00pm Tue 4 Oct Main House 7:00pm Press Night £32 - £8
Darkness, Darkness - Wed 5 Oct 7:45pm Wed 5 Oct Main House 7:45pm £32 - £8
Darkness, Darkness - Thu 6 Oct 7:45pm Thu 6 Oct Main House 7:45pm £32 - £8
Darkness, Darkness - Fri 7 Oct 7:45pm Fri 7 Oct Main House 7:45pm £32 - £8
Darkness, Darkness - Sat 8 Oct 2:30pm Sat 8 Oct Main House 2:30pm Audio Described Performance £26-£10
Darkness, Darkness - Sat 8 Oct 7:45pm Sat 8 Oct Main House 7:45pm £32 - £8
Darkness, Darkness - Tue 11 Oct 7:45pm Tue 11 Oct Main House 7:45pm Post Show Talk £32 - £8
Darkness, Darkness - Wed 12 Oct 7:45pm Wed 12 Oct Main House 7:45pm Audio Described Performance £32 - £8
Darkness, Darkness - Thu 13 Oct 1:30pm Thu 13 Oct Main House 1:30pm £26-£10
Darkness, Darkness - Thu 13 Oct 7:45pm Thu 13 Oct Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted £32 - £8
Darkness, Darkness - Fri 14 Oct 7:45pm Fri 14 Oct Main House 7:45pm £32 - £8
Darkness, Darkness - Sat 15 Oct 7:45pm Sat 15 Oct Main House 7:45pm £32 - £8

Reviews

“A gripping drama”
The Stage

“Supremely stylish… Resnick fan’s will relish an encounter with their old friend”
The Times

“A finely performed, staged and written theatrical adaptation”
Reviews Hub ★★★★

“A captivating mystery”
Exeunt Magazine

“Gripping stuff… One of the best pieces of theatre I have seen in years.”
British Theatre Guide

“Mystery and history are flawlessly intertwined… Engaging, mysterious and thoroughly enjoyable”
Impact Magazine

“A magnificent achievement”
Traffic Light Theatre

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