Boy in Darkness archiveA Boy wanders into darkness, a land of broken things...There he meets a goat, a hyena and a lamb with diabolical schemes... The Boy escapes the oppressive Castle of his birthright on his fourteenth birthday. As he ventures into the unknown, his rebellion leads him on a descent to ancient alchemy and present danger. He must call on his wits to escape - or be trapped forever. Storytelling and physical theatre intertwine in a bold, new stage interpretation of Mervyn Peake's novella 'Boy in Darkness', performed as a solo show by Gareth Murphy. Capturing a chilling adventure in the teenaged years of Titus Groan, hero of the celebrated Gormenghast trilogy, Boy in Darkness is a gothic fairytale underpinned by Peake's rich and powerful language.


Gareth Murphy


Book by: Mervyn Peake
Adapted by: Gareth Murphy
Director: John Walton
Design: Martin Thomas
Lighting(s): Fridthjofur Thorsteinsson, Jon McLeod
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Boy in Darkness

Boy in Darkness (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01174826362. Details of all Boy in Darkness archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1279372473

Archive Listings

11 Mar 15
4 Apr 15
The Blue Elephant Theatre
Inner London
Greater London

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