Karina Jones will star in Wait Until Dark

The Original Theatre Company will present a UK stage tour of the thriller, Wait Until Dark, which will open in Eastbourne on 24th August.

Wait Until Dark, directed by Alastair Whatley, will star Jack Ellis as Mike, Karina Jones as Susy and Oliver Mellor as Sam Henderson. Further casting is to be announced.

The UK tour will visit venues including the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham and Salisbury Playhouse before closing in Guildford in December.

Wait Until Dark synopsis

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.

More about the thriller

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; the film has previously been ranked as one of the top 100 scariest films of all time.

The new stage adaptation will be designed by David Woodhead, with lighting by Chris Withers, sound and music by Giles Thomas, fight coordination by Rc-Annie and casting by Ellie Collyer Bristow.

The national tour is produced by Tom Hackney for The Original Theatre Company.

Selected tour dates

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne: 24th August – 2nd September
Richmond Theatre: 5th – 9th September              
Salisbury Playhouse: 25th – 30th September
Lichfield Garrick Theatre: 10th – 14th October
Malvern Festival Theatre: 24th – 28th October
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich: 6th – 11th November
York Theatre Royal: 20th – 25th November

Group travel organisers should contact their chosen venue for information about group rates.

For further information visit www.originaltheatre.com.