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The Night Shift

Written and Directed by
Mark Murphy
Performed by
Craig Conway and Catherine Dyson
24 Nov - 25 Nov 2006

Project History

Co-commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre, Quay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight, and BAC.

From award-winning writer and director Mark Murphy, this unflinching, discomforting and ultimately consoling story was a slick and sinister thriller from the darkest recesses of Luna’s past. A history of traumatic dreams, broken hearts, and long-buried but if uncovered, will change her life forever.

Main Image by Sheila Burnett

Developed at BAC

Funded by Arts Council England

Creative Team

Writer/Director: Mark Murphy

Performers: Craig Conway, Catherine Dyson

Previous performers: Catherine Dyson, Eric MacLennan, Jason Thorpe

Designer: Miranda Melville

Composer: Nathaniel Reed

Lighting Design: Lizzie Powell

Relights: Adam Bullock

Original Lighting Design: Jon Linstrum

Technical management: Adam Bullock, Lizzie Powell


Catherine Dyson : Stage Award Best Actress Nominee 2005



""A haunting and beautiful performance""

The Scotsman

""The Night Shift made you want to run out of the theatre, grab a group of friends and go back and see it all over again. It was intense. Brilliantly performed. Spine tingling. The Night Shift blasted a breath of fresh air through Studio 2.""

David Jubb, Artistic Director at BAC

""This must rate as one of the best plays I have ever seen - shocking, scary, totally absorbing - with brilliant performances from Catherine Dyson and Craig Conway. A masterpiece.""

Audience member, Salisbury Playhouse, November 2006

""A fascinating piece of theatre ... and two marvellous performances from Catherine Dyson and Jason Thorpe." "

Scotland on Sunday

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