Full Cast Announced for Tour of Wait Until Dark






Graeme Brookes and Tim Treloar will play Croker and Roat respectively in Frederick Knott’s thriller, WAIT UNTIL DARK. They join the previously announced 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 Policeman.

The tour will begin at Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne on 24 August 2017, with a national press night on Tuesday 5 September 2017 in Richmond.

Graeme Brookes has just finished playing Alan in The Original Theatre Company’s production of Invincible in New York City, as part of the Brits Off Broadway festivaland on tour in the UK. Graeme’s other theatre credits include The Tempest (Teatr Modrzejewskiej/Colchester Mercury), A View from the BridgeThe Rivals; A Slight Ache/The Lover, King David – Man of Blood (all Colchester Mercury Theatre) and Transmissions (Birmingham Rep).

Tim Treloar most recently played Teddy in House and Garden at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury. His theatre credits include The Heart Of Robin Hood, Thomas More, Sejanus, Believe What You Will, Back To Methuselah , Richard II , Romeo And Juliet (all for the RSC), Birdsong (UK tour) and Henry V (National Theatre). His television credits include Dark Heart (ITV) and Father BrownFramedCasualtySilent WitnessDoctorsHolby City and The Bench (all BBC).

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.

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, for which she was nominated for both the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actress. The film is often ranked as one of the top 100 scariest films of all time.

WAIT UNTIL DARK will be directed by Alastair Whatley, with designs by David Woodhead, 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.

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24 August – 2 September        Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne        01323 412000



5 – 9 September                      Richmond Theatre                                         0844 871 7651           



12 – 16 September                  Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham                   01242 572573



19 – 23 September                  Cambridge Arts Theatre                                01223 503333



25 – 30 September                  Salisbury Playhouse                                      01722 320333                                                                                                                 www.salisburyplayhouse.com             


3 – 7 October                          Exeter Northcott Theatre                               01392 726 363



10 – 14 October                       Lichfield Garrick Theatre                              01543 412121



24 – 28 October                      Malvern Festival Theatre                                01684 892277



31 October – 4 November       Palace Theatre, Southend                              01702 351135



6 – 11 November                     New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich                        01473 295900



14 – 18 November                   New Theatre, Cardiff                                       029 2087 8889           



21 – 25 November                   York Theatre Royal                                        01904 623568                                                                                                                    www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk                              On sale 17 July

 28 November – 2 December   Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford                            01483 440000
www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk                              On sale 23 July