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Wait Until Dark

Wait Until Dark
Written by Frederick Knott
Directed by Keith Reynolds
27 – 30 May 1970

A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin. When the woman is murdered the situation becomes more urgent. The con man and his ex-convicts, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in the woman’s murder, and the doll, which she believes is the key to his innocence, is evidence. She refuses to reveal its location, and with the help of a young neighbor, figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade. But when Roat kills his associates, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues between the two. Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls she turns off all the lights leaving both of them to maneuver in the dark until the game ends.


Mike – Mike Rand
Croker – Peter Ball
Roat – John Hollingsworth
Susy Henderson – Marion Ellis
Sam Henderson – Maurice Tripp
Gloria – Judy Chance
First Policeman – Martin Wood
Second Policeman – John Larking


Stage Manager – Barry Gilroy
Assistant Stage Manager – Margaret Lawrence
Properties – Viviane Hollingsworth, Sheila Fryatt, Anne Larking
Lighting – Brian Hunt, Colin Lincoln
Sound – Bill Brooks
Set Construction – Guild Workshop