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Writer : John Harvey
Director : Jack McNamara
Designer : Ruth Sutcliffe
Lighting Designer : Azusa Ono
Sound Designer : Drew Baumohl

Video Designer : Will Simpson

Darkness, Darkness displays award-winning novelist John Harvey's 'great gifts for sharp but compassionate characterisation' (The Telegraph). Poignant and compelling his stage adaptation, directed by Jack McNamara, is equally as tense and makes for a perfect contemporary crime drama for fans of the genre.

Resnick is on the verge of retirement when DI Catherine Njoroge convinces him to take on one more case following the discovery of the body of Jenny Hardwick, a young woman who disappeared during the bitterly-fought miners' strike 30 years earlier. As Resnick and Njoroge's investigation unfolds, old wounds sustained on the picket lines are re-opened and memories of broken relationships resurface. Resnick, too, must confront the ghosts of his past and guilt for his own role in policing the strike.

"A captivating mystery" Exeunt
'Working with New Perspectives was an education and an experience for which I will always be grateful'. John Harvey

DARKNESS DARKNESS premiered at Nottingham Playhouse with performances from Friday 30 September - Saturday 15 October 2016.

Target audience age: 12+
Interval length: mins


New Perspectives is an East Midlands' based touring theatre company, specialising in bringing new work to rural and community audiences. Through an annual programme of original adaptations, rare revivals and new writing, we aim to bring live theatre that is diverse, affordable and accessible into the heart of wide-ranging communities, as well as to regional, national and international venues.  
Our productions are testament to the fact that rural theatre is as relevant, challenging and vital as theatre made for any other environment. Our participatory projects, career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts makes tangible difference to people where they live.

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