Wait Until Dark at Heidelberg Theatre Company

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This play brilliantly sets up the storyline in the first half leaving you wondering how Suzy Henderson is able to distinguish between who are `her friends or her foes.
Suzy’s blindness, initially perceived as a disadvantage, becomes a source of empowerment as she navigates through the perilous situation with courage and ingenuity.
The supporting cast, including Roat’s henchmen, effectively contribute to the mounting tension. Their interactions with Suzy are laced with a sinister politeness that underscores the precariousness of her situation. Each character brings a distinct energy to the stage, from the manipulative charm of Roat to the brutish intimidation of his accomplices.
The moments of silence and darkness are utilised to great effect, making every sound and movement feel amplified and fraught with danger. This play is a must-see for anyone who appreciates a well-executed drama that challenges the senses and engages the mind.


        – Sen Mack (Author)

About the play

In 1960s London, Suzy Henderson innocently comes into possession of a souvenir doll. Little does she know it’s full of heroin and is being feverishly sought by a gang of thugs. Roat, a master of disguise, and his two henchmen try to use Suzy’s blindness to trick her into giving up the valuable package, can they convince her? Or will she turn the tables on them?

This tense psychological thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat right to its gripping finale.

Written by Frederick Knott
Directed by Dean Banova


Suzy Henderson   –    Ada Jean
Roat   –   William Lopez
Mike   –   Sean Tessari
Croker   –   Philip O’Brien
Gloria   –   Kara Jaeger-Pound
Sam Henderson   –   Will Deck


Heidelberg Theatre Company
36 Turnham Avenue,
Rosanna Vic 3084
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Ticket costs from $25.00  –  $28.00

Dates & Times

Starting     Fri. June 28 –  Sat. July 13, 2024

Evenings at 8pm:

June 28,  July 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13

Weekend Matinees at 2pm: June 29, 30
July 6, 7

Wait Until Dark play at heidelberg theatre company poster