current production

‘stories in the dark’ by Debra Oswald & Past productions

stories in the dark – show synopsis

Stories in the Dark’ by Debra Oswald follows the story of a terrified 12-year-old boy, Tomas, who finds himself separated from his family in the unfamiliar streets of a war torn city. He takes refuge in a bombed-out house and in the total blackness his bravado crumbles into tears.

Into his life steps Anna – older, street smart and scornful of his crying. As a way of shutting the boy up, she starts to tell him a story that she vaguely remembers from her own childhood. And so begins a journey into the shifting, shimmering world of ogres, princes, singing bones, foolish lads and wolf-mothers.

‘Stories in the Dark’ explores the power of storytelling, mingling the magic and earthy wisdom of folk tales with the hard-edged story of violence, conflict and the struggle to survive. The play is further complemented through student-composed music and dance threaded throughout key moments of the play to bring to life these fantasy stories and highlight the power of imagination and storytelling.

cast list

Stories in Dark Cast List 

Production Dates

  • Thursday 4 August, 7pm
  • Friday 5 August, 7pm
  • Saturday 6 August, 2pm & 7pm

*Production has now finished for 2022. Watch this space for 2023 production announcement.

Production program

Stories in the Dark Program

production team

  • Director/Artistic Director: Ms. Madeline Dundon
  • Digital Technologies/Artistic Director: Mr. Rod Price
  • Set Constuction & Design/Musical Accompaniment: Mr Andrew Martin
  • Assistant Director/Musical Director: Jenn Walter

past productions

  • 2022: Stories in the Dark
  • 2021: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory*
  • 2020: Strictly Ballroom*
  • 2019: Rock of Ages
  • 2018: The Litte Mermaid
  • 2017: The Witches of Eastwick

*Due to covid restrictions these performances did not go ahead.


  • 2016: Legally Blonde
  • 2015: Beauty and the Beast
  • 2014: Hairspray
  • 2013: Seussical the Musical
  • 2012: The Wiz
  • 2011: Fame
  • 2010: Grease