Wait Until Dark

The full casting for the national tour of Frederick Knott’s thriller, Wait Until Dark, has been revealed.

The tour will begin at Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne on 24th August and will run until 2nd December.

Synopsis: Wait Until Dark

Set amidst the social turbulence of 1960s London, the play follows the story of Susy, a blind woman who, left alone in her apartment, becomes the victim of an elaborate scam hatched by a group of conmen. Susy is left to fend for herself, and eventually finds a way to turn the tables on the conmen and give them a taste of life in the dark.

Casting and creative

Graeme Brookes and Tim Treloar will play Croker and Roat in the thriller. They join Jack Ellis as Mike, Karina Jones as Susy and Oliver Mellor as Sam Henderson. Shannon Rewcroft and Thomas McCarron complete the cast as Gloria and the Policeman.

Graeme Brookes’ theatre credits include Invincible, The Tempest, A View from the Bridge, King David – Man of Blood and Transmissions.

Tim Treloar’s theatre credits include The Heart Of Robin Hood, Thomas More, Sejanus, Believe What You Will, Richard II, Romeo And Juliet, Birdsong and Henry V. His television credits include Dark Heart (ITV), Casualty, Silent Witness, Doctors, Holby City and The Bench (all BBC).

Frederick Knott, best known for writing Dial M For Murder, wrote Wait Until Dark in 1966. Audrey Hepburn starred as Susy in the 1967 film adaptation.

Selected tour dates

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne: 24th August – 2nd September

Richmond Theatre, Richmond: 5th – 9th September

Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury: 25th – 30th September

Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter: 3rd – 7th October

Malvern Festival Theatre, Worcestershire: 24th – 28th October

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich: 6th – 11th November

York Theatre Royal, York: 21st – 25th November        

Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford: 28th November – 2nd December   

More dates and venues are available on the website. Group organisers should contact their chosen theatres for information about group bookings.

For more information, visit www.originaltheatre.com.