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Charing Cross Theatre, London
‘Fun, gripping and genuinely creepy. We wish there was more theatre like this!’ Bizarre Magazine

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"What's the scariest thing about the dark...? You can't see the very thing you're afraid of..."

50s Hollywood. A failing B-Movie producer and his team struggle to find the next terrifying blockbuster as budgets are slashed. A mysterious stranger appears - blurring the line between nightmares and reality while worming his way into their minds, exploiting their very worst fears...

Where does your nightmare begin...?

‘Fun, gripping and genuinely creepy. We wish there was more theatre like this!’  Bizarre Magazine 

★★★★★'A unique theatrical experience’  The Upcoming

★★★★‘An adrenaline pumped show’  Backstage Pass 

The Afraid of the Dark cast includes Charlie Anson who will play Roger Maxwell (a handsome and ambitious man whose charms have only gotten him so far), Rebecca Blackstone as Sandra Callaghan (smart, independent, and beautiful who has seen it all, especially when it comes to men …and with a very dark secret), Julian Forsyth as Dr Henry Charlier (man of mystery), John Guerrasio as Julius Bernstein’ (an arrogant, pushy, demanding sonofabitch producer - think Louis B. Mayer) and Mark Rice-Oxley as Herschell Blank (nervy, offbeat and talented writer who is…stuck).

Afraid of the Dark is directed by Olivier Award winner Ian Talbot. Ian was artistic and managing director at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre 1971 – 2008 and his extensive directing credits include High Society, Anything Goes, The Pirates of Penzance and The Invisible Man. The production is designed by Paul Farnsworth, who has collaborated with Ian Talbot on many productions at Regent’s Park, including Much Ado About Nothing  The Fantasticks, Lady Be Good and HMS Pinafore, as well as work at Chichester, with the RSC and in the West End.  

Laugh till you scream. Who said nightmares can't be fun?

Book Afraid of the Dark today...your ticket to terror! 


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Performance dates

Monday 2 September to Saturday 26 October. Monday to Thursday 8pm, Friday and Saturday 4pm & 8pm

Venue Information

Charing Cross Theatre(formerly New Players Theatre), The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NG