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.

Date Times Venue Box Office Numbers Prices
Sun 23rd July 7pm  Bay House School, Gomer Lane, Gosport,
PO12 2QP 
£5   Call: 02392 346145, or visit:
Church box office
Tues 25th July   Keswick Convention    
Sat 26th August   Westpoint 2017, Exeter