a thriller by Frederick Knott
6 Nov – 22 Dec 2017
6 Nov – 22 Dec 2017
Performances daily at 7.30pm, ex. Sundays

60 min
20 min
60 min
approx. at 9.50 pm

Free Study Guide will be available for school groups.


There are some stories that the world becomes enthralled with, especially in the mystery genre – Frederick Knott’s Wait Until Dark is one of those stories. Soon after openening on Broadway, the play was adapted into a film starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin, establishing this thriller as a worldwide classic.

A cool-as-ice criminal and two petty crooks have traced the location of a mysterious doll to the apartment of photographer Sam Henderson and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a woman at Amsterdam airport to take the doll to London, not realising its valuable and dangerous content. When the woman’s dead body is found near the Henderson’s flat, a diabolical charade ensues. Sam is lured away from the apartment, and Susy is left alone to cope with the conspirators. The con men worm their way into the apartment, and start searching, literally right in front of Susy who is made to believe that the vanished doll would implicate her husband in the murder. This brilliant psychological thriller probes which frightens us more – the evil you can see coming, or the one you can’t?

This masterfully constructed thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene. —NY World-Telegram & Sun.

Full of mystery, suspense, thrills, and chills. –Broadway World.

Cast & Creative Team

Chris Polick
Simon Lloyd
Tommy Burgess
Hannah Brackstone-Brown
Harry Livingstone
Zoë Thorne
Kevin Brock

Philip Dart
Judith Croft
David W. Kidd
Philip d’Orléans
There will be one interval of twenty minutes.

No photographs or recording allowed in the theatre without prior permission from the Management.

WAIT UNTIL DARK is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.