"A captivating mystery that also asks questions of a community divided by politics and strife" Exeunt

"Gripping drama that combines authenticity with the best elements of crime fiction" The Stage

About the play

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.

Cast and Creative Team

Writer: John Harvey
Director: Jack McNamara
Designer: Ruth Sutcliffe
Lighting Designer: Azusa Ono
Sound Designer: Drew Baumohl
Video Designer: Will Simpson
Fight Director: Philip d'Orléans
Cast: John Askew, Chris Donnelly, David Fleeshman, Martin Miller, Simone Saunders, Emma Thornett, Elizabeth Twells and Jonathan Woolf

More Reviews

"This is one very classy and stylised piece of theatre which any murder mystery buff will relish seeing" Kev Castle Theatre Reviews

"The sound and lighting departments offer excellent atmospheric support, and the direction is both punchy and pacey, as the plot demands" Theatre World Magazine

"Gripping stuff and one of the best pieces of theatre I have seen in years" British Theatre Guide


Darkness, Darkness premiered at Nottingham Playhouse with performances from Friday 30 September - Saturday 15 October 2016.
Banner image: (L-R) David Fleeshman and Chris Donnelly. © Robert Day Photography