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|Title:||Bingley Little Theatre|
|Subtitle:||Night Of Dark Intent|
|Author:||Bingley Little Theatre |
|ID & Publication:||20130211010 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Events (Regional) |
‘Night Of Dark Intent’ By L. Don Swartz
Directed by Mervyn Button
Monday 18 – Saturday 23 February 2013 at 7.30pm
at Bingley Arts Centre in Main Street, Bingley
TICKETS: £8, concessions £7 (Mon-Thurs only)
Monday Special Youth Tickets (18s and under) £2
BOOKINGS: Call the Bingley Arts Centre on 01274 567983
Visit in person 11am to 3:30pm Mon-Fri and during show weeks 6:45pm to 7:30pm
Online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/bingleyartscentre
NB: Booking fee applies to online bookings.
This month Bingley Little Theatre is staging the British premiere of A Night Of Dark Intent. The production opens on Monday 18 February and runs until Saturday 23 February at Bingley Arts Centre.
A taut thriller set in Chestnut Hollow on the outskirts of New York. The date is October 1978 and 6 women are spending the weekend together in an abandoned house. A somewhat motley crew, they consist of a psychic with alarming powers, a seemingly reliable pillar-of-the-community church secretary, three women with theatrical connections, all of whom claim to have different reasons for wishing to be there, and a hitchhiker, an unknown quantity, picked up (literally) en route. What brings them together is the desire to unravel the secret of two grisly murders which took place there 13 years earlier, when a young woman brutally murdered her own parents, a respectable church leader and his homely wife: they are still asking why. As the story unfolds they discover that this same person has just escaped from an asylum not a million miles away and may well be heading home. Then the weather takes a turn for the worse … Get ready to grip your seat.
Directed by Mervyn Button, A Night of Dark Intent features some well-known faces on the stage, plus a few relative newcomers, including one young actress who has previously appeared in Kaleidoscope productions. Given its American setting, there may be gunshots heard!
When news of this production reached the playwright L. Don Swartz in New York, he asked for a copy of the BLT poster, saying how thrilled and honoured he was, adding, ‘You just cannot imagine the excitement it is generating in western New York! I wish I could be there.’ Well, even though he can’t, you can!
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Director Notes – Mervyn Button
Set in October 1978, A Night of Dark Intent is the story of six women who spend the weekend together in an abandoned house. The house, however, is no ordinary home – thirteen years before it was the location of the grisly Stark Killings, in which young Lenora Stark brutally murdered her parents.
Now, as the six women try to unravel the secrets of what really happened thirteen years ago, they learn a horrifying truth: Lenora has escaped from her asylum and just might be coming home! I read this play and was completely hooked. It has quite a few twists and turns, everything a good thriller should be and we have added a few more to keep you guessing all the way. I hope you enjoy an intriguing evening in the hands of my lovely ladies!
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