Book Tickets

When Darkness Falls

A ghost story by James Milton and Paul Morrissey

Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Mon 3 - Sat 8 Oct 2022

ST: When Darkness Falls

Some people believe in ghosts. Some don’t. Since their existence is not proved beyond all possible doubt, to many they remain folklore: the stuff of legend. Spooky Tales of beasts and spirits, spectres, and ghouls. But to many others, ghosts are quite real.

When Darkness Falls is a brand-new spine-chilling ghost story that delivers a twisted, terrifying, and thrilling tale that will “leave you cowering in your seat.” (The Guardian)

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 expert regales his horrifying stories, the teacher learns that we all have our own truth. Our own story. Ghosts that haunt us. That bring the past, present, and future together in unexpected ways. Ways that could threaten to unsettle everything we think we know. (NB. This para alone, 83 words)

Inspired by true events, this powerful new production by James Milton and Paul Morrissey draws us into dark pasts, reveals disturbing truths and explores the power of stories. Perhaps most importantly, the ones we tell ourselves.

This production may not be suitable for audiences under 15

Performances will run for 90 minutes without an interval


Tickets: Mon to Thu 7.30pm & Matinees Thu and Sat 2.30pm - £27.00, £24.50, £19.00
Fri and Sat 7.30pm - £30.00, £28.00, £22.50
Concs - £2.50 off (excludes Fri and Sat 7.30pm)
Senior Citizen Mid-week matinee special - £24.00

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