Children’s TV and theatre favourite Peter Duncan swaps Blue Peter for Black-Pool to premiere the seriously scary ghost story When Darkness Falls at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre from Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 September.

The Olivier nominated actor and popular TV presenter, whose theatre credits include Sebastian Faulks’ critically acclaimed Birdsong, will star as John Blondel in the terrifyingly twisted tale alongside renowned actor Daniel Rainford who most recently appeared in Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful at The Grand.

On a stormy night on the small island of Guernsey, a young paranormal expert joins a sceptical history teacher to record the first in a series of podcasts based on the island’s incredible folklore and paranormal history.  As the expert regales his horrifying stories, the teacher learns that we all have our own truth, our own story.  Ghosts that haunt us; that bring the past, present and future together in unexpected ways; ways that can threaten to unsettle everything we think we know.

These are ancient islands, and they are remote. Things have occurred here that would not occur elsewhere, that could not. There are secrets here...

Inspired by shocking true events, this powerful new production by renowned writers James Milton and Paul Morrissey draws us into dark pasts, reveals disturbing truths and explores the power of stories.  Perhaps most importantly, the ones we tell ourselves.

Watch the teaser trailer if you dare at and book your seats now for this truly spooky ghost story – it’s best not go alone…

When Darkness Falls starring Peter Duncan (Blue Peter, Birdsong) and Daniel Rainford (Private Peaceful, The Batman) is at Blackpool Grand Theatre from Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 September 2022 at 7.30pm. Matinee performance on Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets from £15.50 with concessions available.

Please note – This production may not be suitable for children aged under 15 years

Please call the Box Office on 01253 290190 or visit for full listings, bookings and further information.


When Darkness Falls

Thu 15 Sep to Sat 17 Sep 2022 at 7.30pm

Sat matinee at 2.30pm

Grand Theatre, 33 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HT

Box Office 01253 290 190

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