Tried, convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, John finds himself breaking rocks alongside killers and thieves - but John has a secret, John has a story and John’s story will change everything.

Darkness Falls is the remarkable re-imagining of the gospel of John, by the acclaimed Saltmine Theatre Company. Moving, funny, poetic and fantastical, the play mixes vivid storytelling with beautiful live music to bring you a timeless story as you’ve never seen it before.

Written and produced by the acclaimed Saltmine Theatre Company Darkness Falls is a partnership with UCCF: The Christian Unions, who have produced follow up resources - a Gospel of John to give away post - performance, and a seeker bible study for further follow up.

This show is written for university mission and contains aggressive behaviour and mild bad language it is suitable for an audience 12+

"We found the production amazing... the script was so uplifting and varied- entertaining, challenging, moving - and it was great to sense the full reality of John's Gospel through it"
(Vicar, All Saints Church Madeley, at Keele Chapel performance)

UCCF's reflection on Darkness Falls:
"This production forms part of UCCF's 'Uncover John' resources, designed as a springboard to discovering Jesus.  Having seen the show, reading Uncover John's Gospel with the enclosed Seeker Bible Study is a natural progression: many non-believing students are now doing just that"

Now available to book in Summer 2018, ideal creative outreach event
Tour dates: 3rd – 24th March 2018. 
£1,300 + travel donation.
Please contact Joanna Bell on 01384 454807 or on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Darkness Falls 2017 dates
TIME VENUE                           
Sat 18th March
7.30pm Durrington Community Church, Durrington Village Hall, High Street, Durrington, SP4 8AD £6 Call: 01980 594420
Tue 21st March
7.30pm Plymouth Methodist Central Hall, Eastlake Street, Plymouth, PL1 1BA £5 Call: 01752 660997
Thur 23rd March
7.30pm St Mary’s Church, Goat Lane, Basingstoke, RG21 7PZ £8
(12yrs – 18yrs £5)
Call: 01256 464249
Fri 24th March
7.30pm Woodbridge High School, St Barnabas Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 7DQ Adults £10, Students and Seniors £5 Call 02087 088 803 or visit:
Sat 25th March 7.30pm Sunnyhill Church(Magna Academy Campus),Magna Academy, Poole, BH17 8RE Buy one ticket for £7, one guest ticket for £3
Under 18's £4
01202 805683 (option 4),
Sun 26th March
6.30pm Bedford Academy, Mile Road, Bedford, MK42 9TR £5
Call: 01234 273773
Tue 28th March 7:30pm Criccieth Memorial Hall, High Street, Criccieth, LL52 0HB £5 Tickets from Roots, 50 High Street, Criccieth and on the door
Fri 31st March
7.30pm Bethesda Baptist Church, Cefn Road, Rogerstone, Newport, NP10 9AS Free Advance booking required. Call: 07971 060 174 or 01633 612 288
Sat 15th April
7.30pm All Saints Church, High Street, Lindfield, RH16 2HS £10 Visit or call 01444 482 405

Darkness Falls will be performed at the Keswick Convention on Tuesday 25th July, and at Westpoint 2017 Exeter on Saturday 26th August.