THE DARKEST PART OF THE NIGHT (2022)
As Shirley and Dwight bury their mother, they remember their upbringing in 1980s Chapeltown, Leeds differently. In the height of racial discrimination, police brutality and poverty, the struggle for survival ripped through their family.
Dwight was discovering what it meant to be a young black boy with autism in a world determined never to understand him. Shirley was desperately trying to forge her own independence away from unfair expectations at school and home.
Now as adults, they need to bring together the fractured pieces of their past to move forward together.
Nancy Medina directs Zodwa Nyoni’s gripping and heartfelt drama that explores the complexities and beauty of what it really means to care for one another.
NADIA WILLIAMS |SHIRLEY/JOSEPHINE
LEE PHILLIPS| DWIGHT
ANDREW FRENCH | CALVIN/LEROY
BRIANNA DOUGLAS | YOUNG SHIRLEY
JAMES CLYDE | MR CAMPBELL/POLICE OFFICER/ PRISON OFFICER
HANNAH MORRISH |ANNA
JEAN CHAN | DESIGNER
GUY HOARE | LIGHTING DESIGNER
ELENA PEÑA | SOUND DESIGNER
BRIONY BARNETT CDG | CASTING DIRECTOR INGRID MACKINNON | MOVEMENT DIRECTOR
SAMANTHA E ADAMS |PRODUCTION DRAMATHERAPIST ELEANOR MANNERS | VOICE & DIALECT COACH
MEGAN KEEGAN-PILMOOR | COSTUME SUPERVISOR
KEISHA BANYA | WIGS SUPERVISOR
KATE WATERS | FIGHT DIRECTOR
STEPHEN BAILEY| ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
PRODUCTION & STAGE MANAGEMENT
TOM LEE | PRODUCTION MANAGER.
EJ SAUNDERS | COMPANY STAGE MANAGER.
CONSTANCE OAK | DEPUTY STAGE MANAGER
AIMAN BANDAL I ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER (BOOK COVER) EILIDH MACKENZIE | TECHNICIAN/LIGHTING OPERATOR
ANUCCIA BOTTO | WARDROBE MANAGER/DRESSER
PATRICIA HITCHCOCK, SELENA KELLY | ACCESS ALL AREAS
CREATIVE SUPPORT WORKERS
ANDREW TAYLOR | PRODUCTION ELECTRICIAN
TONY FORRESTER | PRODUCTION CARPENTER
TAMYKHA PATTERSON | LIGHTING PROGRAMMER
FOOTPRINT SCENERY, KILN THEATRE WORKSHOP,
THE REVOLVING STAGE COMPANY| SET BUILT BY