BY JB PRIESTLEY
STAGE ADAPTATION BY DUNCAN GATES
DIRECTED BY STEPHEN WHITSON
"A Dark Night's Adventure..."
Originally published as a novel in 1927, Benighted was the first real introduction to the world of a then unknown J.B. Priestley. Brought to the screen by James Whale as the 1932 classic The Old Dark House, it’s now presented in a World Premiere stage adaptation by Duncan Gates. Following the success of 2015’s smash-hit Arthur Miller Premiere No Villain, the Old Red Lion now teams up with Damien Tracey productions to bring you the ultimate creepy Christmas treat.
Lost in the heart of wildest Wales on a treacherously stormy night, where it seems the world itself is about to end, a group of travellers are left with no choice but to abandon their car and seek refuge in an ramshackle mansion house. Soaked, hungry and exhausted from their ordeal, their relief at finally being indoors rapidly slips away as it becomes apparent that their gracious hosts for the evening, the peculiar Femm Family (and indeed the house itself), may be far more treacherous than the raging elements they have fled.
A spine-chilling comedy that inspired The Rocky Horror Show and countless lesser imitators, Benighted is the original haunted house psychodrama brought to the stage for the very first time.
Post-Show Discussions (Free to ticket holders)
Tuesday 13th December - Join the adaptor of J.B. Priestley's "Benighted" Duncan Gates in a post show discussion with Actor Paul Shelly.
A renowned actor of stage and screen, Paul has appeared at the RSC, The National, The Globs and In London's West End and on Broadway. A huge Priestley fan, Paul was lucky enough to play the role of The Inspector in "An Inspector Calls" at the Garrick Theatre in the West End.
6th December 2016 - 7th January 2017
Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday matinees 2.30pm
Tuesday matinee 27th December & 3rd January at 2.30pm, Wednesday matinee 4th January at 2.30pm
Thursday & Friday matinees 29th & 30th December, 5th & 6th January 2.30pm
No performances 12th, 19th, 24th & 25th December & 2nd January
TICKETS £19.50 (£17.50 concessions)
(Previews 6th & 7th December £16.00)
Latecomers will not be admitted. Running time 1 hr 20 mins (no interval).
Concessionary rates apply to: Students, OAPs, Equity & BECTU members, Disabled patrons and their carers, NHS employees and those on Jobseekers Allowance.