When Darkness Falls at Oldham Coliseum

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
When Darkness Falls at Oldham Coliseum
Image courtesy of Pamela Raith.

When Darkness Falls at Oldham Coliseum, Manchester 25 — 29 October 2022 Tickets from £7.00 — Book now

If you’re looking for a twisted, spine-tingling and traditional ghost story this Halloween, look no further than When Darkness Falls at Oldham Coliseum. Dimly lit, intimate and atmospheric, we can’t think of a better space to host this thrilling, intense and eerie tale.

We can’t think of a better space to host this thrilling, intense and eerie tale.

Set on the small island of Guernsey on a stormy night and inspired by terrifying true events, this clever two-hander centres around a young paranormal expert and a sceptical teacher as they record an episode of the local Historical Society’s weekly vlog. Reflecting on the island’s remarkable folklore and paranormal activity, the teacher lets the film roll as the expert speaker recalls horrifying stories – experiences that threaten to unsettle everything that we think we know.

When Darkness Falls at Oldham Coliseum
Peter Duncan and Daniel Rainford in When Darkness Falls. Image courtesy of Pamela Raith.

Creeping into Oldham just in time for Halloween.

Written by James Milton and Paul Morrissey, When Darkness Falls stars the Olivier-nominated actor and former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan as history teacher, John Blondel and Daniel Rainford as The Speaker. And whether you believe in the paranormal or not, we’re told that the show will have you perched on the edge of your seat. The show’s illusions have been designed by John Bulleid, an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle with theatre credits that include Harry Potter and The Cursed Child (Palace Theatre, London) and Prince of Egypt (Dominion Theatre, London). Furthermore, all of the narrative is set to Bethany Gupwell’s moody, flickering lighting design.

Spooky, smart and scary, When Darkness Falls runs at a tension-building 90 mins. Creeping into Oldham just in time for Halloween. Be sure to get your ticket before it’s too late.

There will be a post-show event on Thursday 27 October with Richard MacLean Smith from the spooky story-based podcast, Unexplained.

When Darkness Falls at Oldham Coliseum, Manchester 25 — 29 October 2022 Tickets from £7.00 Book now

Performances

Date
Time
Session Features
25 October 2022
7:30pm — 10:30pm
26 October 2022
2:30pm — 5:30pm
26 October 2022
7:30pm — 10:30pm
27 October 2022
7:30pm — 10:30pm
28 October 2022
7:30pm — 10:30pm
29 October 2022
2:30pm — 5:30pm
29 September 2022
7:30pm — 10:30pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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