Darkness, Darkness

Friday 30 September – Saturday 15 October
Evenings 7:45pm Matinees Sat 8 Oct, 2:30pm and Thu 13 Oct, 1:30pm

Best Suited for GCSE – Age Recommendation 12+

About The Play: 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.

Schools Insight Session with Director Jack McNamara

Tuesday 11 October: 4:30pm – 6pm

The session will put John Harvey’s play in its context, focussing on the history of our communities in Nottingham and how the miners’ strike affected lives in its time and today. Director, Jack McNamara, will enlighten students of his creative decision making process for Darkness, Darkness, and how his understanding of the context of the play is realised in the production. There will be time for students and teachers to ask questions that link specifically to their exam and coursework preparations.

Price: £2:50 per head (+ tickets for the show)

For more information on any of our school sessions and workshops please email participation@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk or call 0115 947 4361.

Download our Autumn 2016 Secondary School Programme here.

Booking Information

To reserve your tickets for a performance and book wraparound sessions or workshops please call the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

School tickets for performances are £11 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased. For more information please read our School Visits page.