Cast announced for UK tour of ghost story When Darkness Falls

Thu 12 Jan 2023

Paul Morrissey, Christopher Wheeler and Molly Morris are pleased to announce the cast for the UK Tour of When Darkness Falls.

Written by James Milton and Paul Morrissey, When Darkness Falls will visit Leicester’s Curve theatre from Wednesday 12 to Saturday 15 April.

West End star Tony Timberlake and Thomas Dennis will co-star in the UK tour of When Darkness Falls.

Tony Timberlake will play the role of John Blondel. Timberlake has recently appeared in the UK tour of Maggie May (a Curve, Leeds Playhouse and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch co-production) and in the world-famous The Mousetrap. Previous West End credits include Hairspray, Chicago, Monty Python’s Spamalot and Les Misérables.

Headshot of Tony Timberlake
Tony Timberlake

Tony Timberlake said:

“I’m delighted to be embarking on this tour of When Darkness Falls. Theatres have had it tough recently but are a vital part of our lives and I hope we entertain, thrill and maybe even scare our audiences with this production.”

Thomas Dennis will play the role of The Speaker. Dennis has recently appeared in Max Webster’s Henry V at the Donmar Warehouse. Prior to that, he played the roles of Albert in the UK tour of War Horse and Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Headshot of Thomas Dennis
Thomas Dennis

Thomas Dennis said:

It’s funny being an actor, my imagination is too vivid to watch scary plays and films…I can’t sleep for weeks… however, give me the chance to play in one and you’ll find me bouncing off the walls. This play is full of challenges. I just can’t wait to start merging folklore, history and trauma together to create my own version of ‘The Speaker”

Inspired by true events, James Milton and Paul Morrissey’s powerful production takes us into dark pasts, reveals disturbing truths, and asks the question: what exactly are ghosts?

On a stormy night on the small island of Guernsey, a young paranormal expert joins a sceptical history teacher, to record the first in a series of podcasts based on the island’s incredible folklore and paranormal history.

As the young expert regales his horrifying stories, the teacher learns that we all have our own truth. Our own stories. And our own ghosts that haunt us. Ghosts that bring the past, present and future together in unexpected ways.

Are you brave enough to face your fears? When Darkness Falls, the haunting hair-raising tale, is on sale now. 

When Darkness Falls comes to Curve Wednesday 12 to Saturday 15 April. To find out more and book tickets, visit