Darkness, Darkness, the second play in our Sweet Vengeance season opens on Friday 30 September, and features an eight-strong cast to bring John Harvey’s Nottingham-set novel to life.
David Fleeshman takes the lead role of Charlie Resnick, the former detective pulled back from the brink of retirement to solve one last case. A veteran of stage and screen, David was last at Nottingham Playhouse in 2001, in Steven Berkoff’s Ritual in Blood. He will be joined by Simone Saunders (Jane Eyre, National Theatre/Bristol Old Vic) as his partner on the case, DI Catherine Njoroge.
Elizabeth Twells (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, The Mercury Theatre) will play Jenny Hardwick, the young woman whose disappearance 30 years ago becomes a murder inquiry in the present day. Emma Thornett (War Horse, Blood Brothers, West End) will play Jenny’s sister, Jill. Chris Donnelly (Silent Witness; EastEnders; The Musketeers, BBC) takes on the roles of Peter/Barry, and Martin Miller (Danny The Champion Of The World, Bolton Octagon; A Taste of Honey, Oxford Playhouse) will play the role of Keith. Rounding off the cast, the character of Danny will be played by John Askew (The Importance Of Being Earnest; Office Xmas; Romeo and Juliet, St James Theatre) and Jonathan Woolf will be Adam (Merchant of Venice Arcola Theatre; War and Peace Shared Experience/Hampstead Theatre/Tour).
Darkness, Darkness is a co-production with New Perspectives, and will be directed by New Perspectives’ Artistic Director Jack McNamara.