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Duration: 2pm, Saturday 29 October 2016
Price: $12 - $19
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Written by Ken Duncum

The Dark

What are you afraid of?  The Dark is a supernatural romance set in the 1920s during the height of the Spiritualism craze.  NZ sisters Mina and Hannah Fox are a sensation on the British and US séance circuit, until the editor of a psychic journal encourages them into a mid-Atlantic showdown with the most celebrated medium-buster of the age, ex-stage magician Harry Price.  Tragedy ensues.

Their struggle to grasp happiness is blighted by the fate overhanging Hannah, and menaced by a hidden malevolent shadow.

Guilt must be exorcised, deceptions revealed, layers of truth peeled back, and a great sacrifice made before Mina and Harry can find their way into the light.

Circa Play Readings

As part of the 2016 Circa Season we will be presenting a number of Play Readings throughout the year. In our 40th birthday year we are delighted to celebrate the 100+ New Zealand playwrights whose work has captivated our audiences over the years.

A Play Reading will include actors on stage reading the play in full, directed and rehearsed in advance of the public reading.

  • Tickets can be booked online here and also from the Circa Box Office. Prices range from $15 – $19. To reserve a ticket, please call the Box Office on 04 801 7992.

Ken Duncum WEB

Ken Duncum is a leading New Zealand playwright and screenwriter. His scripts have won awards in theatre and television. His plays Cherish and Trick of the Light won best new New Zealand play at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards in 2003 and 2004 respectively. His script for television drama series Cover Story won Best Script for Drama at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards, where he was also recognised as Best Writer Comedy for Willy Nilly in 2002. Duncum's plays have toured New Zealand as well as internationally. He was awarded the prestigious New Zealand Post Katherine Mansfield Prize for literature 2010.
Ken Duncum, Writer