The Settlement Players in Letchworth are staging their next production - tense 1960s psychological thriller Wait Until Dark.

The play was written by Frederick Knott, and was turned into a film in 1967 starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin.

Wait Until Dark tells the story of Suzy Hendrix, a blind woman living in a Notting Hill Gate basement flat, who unwittingly possesses a musical doll filled with illicit drugs.

A psychopathic killer coerces two ex-cons into an elaborate game of deception to retrieve the doll from Suzy - resulting in a terrifying confrontation.

Director Jim Anderson said: "The leading lady, Jo Roskilly, gives a performance which Audrey Hepburn would have been proud of, and she is supported by a cast of superbly gifted performers.


"Our technical crew has created an incredible set, lit in an amazing way which creates the darkness and shadows of the blind woman’s world, and on top of this sits a soundscape which gives an incredible depth to the whole creation."

Performances will take place at The Little Theatre, Letchworth Settlement, on Thursday, June 15 to Saturday, June 17 at 7.45pm.

Tickets cost £10 from David's Music in Eastcheap, Letchworth, or online at