The World premiere of a new play at the Park Theatre

Writer | Daniel Dingsdale


Director | Adam Lenson
Set Design | William Fricker
Costume Design | Anna Lewis
Lighting | Max Blackman
Sound | Mike Thacker
Composer | Luke Bateman
Fight Choreographer | Yarit Dor
Movement | Polly Bennett


Rebecca Brewer
Daniel Dingsdale
Josie Dunn
Damien Lyne
Tom Maller
Huw Parmenter
Tamaryn Payne
Jill Winternitz


Park Theatre


29th September - 24th October 2015


A biting cultural satire on media cynicism and the world of celebrity where you can go from nothing to everything and back again in the space of a YouTube video.

When a radio DJ overshares his sexual exploits on air, children's television presenter Becky Watson's life tumbles into a media storm. PR guru Richard Powell steps in to diffuse the situation, but he's already dealing with a fame-hungry reality star, struggling actress and aggressive tabloid journalist. Can he spin any publicity into good publicity?

Dark Tourism asks the question how far will we go for fame and reputation? And how much of what we see in the media is actually the truth… 

Essee Productions presents the world premiere of this new play by first-time writer Daniel Dingsdale, directed by Adam Lenson.

"You might complain about people saying stuff about you, but you'd complain a lot more if no one said anything at all"








A tightly crafted satire
Adam Lenson’s direction is superb; his net of people, relationships and stories is fascinating. Love or hate our celebrity, reality “culture”, this play is pertinent and thought-provoking.
Dark Tourism is consistently entertaining - deeply cynical yet fizzing with righteous anger.
The cast is exceptional and the acting is mesmerising