One Dark Night

by Mike Kenny

2004 - 2005

Age Advice: 3+

One Dark Night is a play written for Theatre Centre by Mike Kenny. Theatre Centre toured this play to primary schools during 2004 and 2005.

In the world of One Dark Night, a child’s best friend is their cheeky, mischievous shadow. But what happens when Mum turns off the light at bedtime and your best friend disappears? Find out by coming on an adventure into the night. Through music, drama, object and shadow puppetry, the play illuminates a small child’s big journey from fear to confidence; from standing alone in the playground at a new school to having the confidence to play with someone; from being afraid of the dark to being comfortable without the light.

A co-production with The Sherman Cymru Theatre.

Creative Team

Writer: Mike Kenny
Director: Phil Clark
Designer: Nettie Scriven
Cast: Ceris Jones, Glen Hill, Lucy Rivers and Lynette Clarke
Lighting Designer: Ceri James
Musical Director: Paula Gardiner
Company Stage Manager: Jane Lalljee and Marijke Zwart
Puppetry: Sean Myatt

The information on this page has been gathered from archive materials. Do you have more information about this play, or were you involved in its production? Let us know by leaving a comment below or contacting us.

"Told with physical verve and humour in Clark’s admirable production – itself an invitation to an imaginative voyage in theatre – ... this lively, imaginative piece is first-rate young people’s theatre."

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