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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
DARKNESS DARKNESS
'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

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New Perspectives is an East Midlands based national touring theatre company, with a specialty in creating dynamic performances for rural audiences. We make ambitious and original theatre, focusing on new writing, adaptations and revivals, which we present in community settings and venues nationally and internationally. We provide career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and manage the rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts . 

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TOURING

IN 2018
CROSSINGS
National rural tour and Pentabus co-production

THE FISHERMEN
 
20 November - 1 December
Arcola Theatre

IN 2019
Spring 2019 tour booking

A poignant tribute to doctors and the NHS

 A Finnish Melancomedy
 


 

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LONDON RETURN FOR THE FISHERMEN
Sell out show returns to the Arcola in November  Find out more here
 
Headlong and New Perspectives 18 month project culmination in Mansfield Find out more here

SISYPHUS IN SARAJEVO! 
Be Festival Mess Award winner Sisyphus is invited to Bosnia and Herzegovina's international festival in 2019. Find out more here

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