The Duke in Darkness at Tabard Theatre has been running since Tuesday 16th April and will run until Saturday 11th May 2013. It marks the first time that Patrick Hamilton’s play returns to the London stage in over 60 years.
Adapted by Orlando Wells for the modern stage, and directed by Phoebe Barran, The Duke in Darkness is set to be a highlight on London’s theatrical calendar. You will most certainly not want to miss out as this psychological thriller will no doubt have you on the edge of your seat, you won’t be disappointed.
The production is set in France, which is overwhelmed by civil war and violence, a Duke and his servant plot their escape from a 15 year prison sentence. With themes of treachery, friendship and betrayal, The Duke in Darkness will make audience members question the lengths they would go to secure their own freedom, ensuring that this play will stay on your conscience for some time to come so don’t miss out.
Patrick Hamilton’s work deemed to be essential when it comes to looking at classic London novels of the early to mid-20th century. He was also a prolific playwright, with arguably his most successful play Rope, making the transition to the big screen in a Hollywood adaptation direction by Alfred Hitchcock.
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