PREVIEW: Dead of Night at Rotherham Civic Theatre

YOU are home alone when someone enters your house. He has a gun — what do you do?
L-R: Jack (Mark Hone) and Dennis (Shaun Hollingworth) in rehearsals, arguing over Jack’s plea of self-defence.L-R: Jack (Mark Hone) and Dennis (Shaun Hollingworth) in rehearsals, arguing over Jack’s plea of self-defence.
L-R: Jack (Mark Hone) and Dennis (Shaun Hollingworth) in rehearsals, arguing over Jack’s plea of self-defence.

Jack’s dilemma comes alive when Rotherham Rep’s new season opens, with their production of Peter Whalley’s Dead of Night.

The taut, small-cast, mystery thriller sees antiques dealer Jack arrested for killing a burglar, only to be acquitted on self-defence grounds.

But as the have-a-go hero retells his story to girlfriend Maggie and their friends Lynne and Dennis, a darker motive becomes slowly apparent.

Directed by Sarah Cleverley, the Rep’s production features Elaine Demaine, Shaun Hollingworth, Mark Hone and Polly Lovegrove.

Mark and Polly will have an especially busy week, as they reprised their roles in Brassed Off at Rotherham Show last weekend.

Dead of Night plays at Rotherham Civic Theatre from tonight (Tuesday) until Friday.

The show starts at 7.30pm — tickets cost £9 each, or £8 for concessions.

To book visit the box office at 26 High Street, visit www.rotherhamtheatres.co.uk or call 01709 823621.

L-R: Jack (Mark Hone) and Dennis (Shaun Hollingworth) in rehearsals, arguing over Jack’s plea of self-defence.