Getting Dark by Joe Graham

Getting Dark

Banbury Cross Players chose Getting Dark by Joe Graham to be performed at drama festivals at Lighthorne and Abingdon in June 2020. Unfortunately these festivals were cancelled due to the pandemic. No decision has yet been taken on our festival play for 2021.

Getting Dark will be directed by Terry Gallager.

For six-year old Karen, the world is gradually shrinking and getting dark. Colours that meant so much to her are slowly ebbing away. She needs artificial light all day and all through the night.

Mum and Dad love her but have a new baby and are finding it increasingly difficult to cope with their daughter’s condition. They take a life-changing decision.

Seen through the eyes of adult Karen this play, based on a true story, is a dark, distressing yet moving exploration of a young girl’s terrifying descent into blindness.


  • Karen (plays adult and six year old self)
  • Mother
  • Troll Woman
  • Dad
  • Mr Marks
    Mum/Matron and Dad/School Principal may be doubled


There will be a Play Reading and Auditions on Tuesday 31st March 2020.