I’ll conquer the ghouls IN THE DEAD OF THE NIGHT!

“It’s a cold rainy night and a storm is outside,
Rain beats on the window by Lily’s bedside.
She’s scared of the dark so she shuts her eyes tight,
She hates nothing more than the dead of the night.
Tap tap tap
Comes the noise from the hallway…”

In the Dead of the Night follows Lily, a young girl whose wild imagination conjures up fantastical monsters from the strange noises she hears in the middle of the night. Faceplant Theatre’s adaptation brings to life Arthur McBain’s spooky and heartfelt story through original songs, puppetry, and a dash of silliness.

McBain’s book has sold internationally in Australia, Korea, Turkey, and is a core title in Waterstones Children’s Books Range here in the UK.


Mar 29 – Greenwich Theatre

Apr 5 – Norwich Theatre (Stage Two)

Apr 6 – Oxford Playhouse

Apr 11 – Norden Farm, Maidenhead

May 19 – artsdepot, Finchley


Current cast: James Bryant & Thea Butler

Director: Kieran Mortell

Composer: Odinn Orn Hilmarsson

Designer: Bethany Blake

LX Deisgner: Zeb Burnham

Story by Arthur McBain

Adapted by Alice Bounce, Owen Jenkins, and Maxwell Tyler

Original cast: Charlie Burt & Jonathan Tynan-Moss