The Edge of Darkness

Poole and Parkstone Productions present The Edge of Darkness at the Barrington Theatre on 28-30 September.

Having been found in a hospital by her parents, Max and Laura Cranwell, after her disappearance several years ago, Emma’s homecoming should have been an event of unalloyed happiness. Soon, however, it seems there is something strange about the situation. Emma’s memory is damaged, which may be why there is so much she does not recognise, much that does not quite fit; but why does she appear familiar with certain Russian phrases, and why has she such a horror of a harmless silver bell, of a portrait on the wall, of knives? What lies behind the odd behaviour of the new ‘hired manservant’? What is the significance of Max and Laura’s somewhat ambivalent attitude towards their daughter?

There will be a performance each night at 7.30 with a matinée performance on 30 September at 2.30. Tickets (£8.50 and £10) are available from the P&P box office by emailing players@pandp.org.uk or telephoning Anne Paget on 01202 679390.