Big names in thriller on Belgrade stage

Will Featherstone and Gwen Taylor in Night Must Fall

Will Featherstone and Gwen Taylor in Night Must Fall

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A high-profile cast is performing at the Belgrade Theatre this week in Emlyn William’s psychological thriller Night Must Fall.

The play runs until Saturday and stars British stage and screen actress Gwen Taylor as Mrs Bransom.

When charming, smooth-talking Dan arrives unexpectedly at old Mrs Bramson’s remote woodland home, he soon ingratiates his way into her life and that of her beautiful niece Olivia. But when a local woman goes missing and rumours in the press of a murder surface among the household, fingers begin to point.

Gwen Taylor is best known for appearing in TV dramas such as Barbara, Coronation Street and Heartbeat. She will appear on stage alongside Daragh O’Malley, known from Sharpe, Niamh McGrady, who has appeared in Holby City and The Fall, and Will Featherstone, who appeared in Romeo and Juliet for Shakespeare’s Globe, The History Boys for Sheffield Crucible and Channel 4’s Fresh Meat.

First written and performed over 80 years ago, Night Must Fall enjoyed immediate success in the West End, running for over 400 performances.

The play was adapted for the big screen in 1939 and again in 1964, starring Albert Finney and Sheila Hancock.

This new adaptation will be brought to the stage Original Theatre Company, who last visited the Belgrade in 2015 with their adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s Flare Path.

Night Must Fall is directed by Luke Sheppard and designed by David Woodhead, with sound and music by Harry Blake and lighting by Howard Hudson. The national tour is produced by Alastair Whatley and Tom Hackney for The Original Theatre Company and Sebastian Warrack for Salisbury Playhouse, in association with Eastbourne Theatres.

The show runs from Wednesday September 28 to Saturday October 1. Tickets start from £15. Visit www.belgrade.co.uk or call 024 7655 3055 to book.