Afraid of the Dark to Receive World Premiere at London's Charing Cross Theatre

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Afraid of the Dark, which is being billed as a theatrical terror, is to receive its world premiere at London's Charing Cross Theatre, beginning performances Sept. 2 prior to an official opening Sept. 11, for a run through Oct. 26.

According to press materials, "The playwright has chosen to remain anonymous…for now."

In the play, set in 50s Hollywood, "a failing B-movie producer and his team struggle to find the next terrifying blockbuster. A mysterious stranger appears – blurring the line between nightmare and reality while worming his way into their minds, exploiting their very worst fears."

Charlie Anson will play Roger Maxwell (a handsome and ambitious man whose charms have only gotten him so far), Rebecca Blackstone will play Sandra Callaghan (smart, independent, and beautiful who has seen it all, especially when it comes to men …and with a very dark secret), Julian Forsyth will play Dr. Henry Charlier (man of mystery), John Guerrasio will play Julius Bernstein (an arrogant, pushy, demanding son-of-a-bitch producer - think Louis B. Mayer), and Mark Rice-Oxley will play Herschell Blank (nervy, offbeat and talented writer who is…stuck).

It is directed by Ian Talbot, with designs by Paul Farnsworth, lighting by Jason Taylor and illusions by Darren Lang. It is produced by Maberry Theatricals, Morris Berchard, Steven M. Levy and Sean Sweeney.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 08444 930650, or visit

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