The Creative Hub, The Storey Meeting House Lane Lancaster, LA1 1TH

Heart of Darkness

Co-produced by Marche Teatro and Cast. Supported by Arts Council England, Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University and Theatre by the Lake.

Following the popular and critically acclaimed adaptation of Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, imitating the dog turn their attention to Joseph Conrad’s extraordinarily influential novel, Heart of Darkness.

Written more than 100 years ago, amid the optimism at the turn of a new century, it’s a tale of lies and brutal greed and of the dark heart which beats within us all. Now re-sited in a timeless Europe, in a forsaken landscape lost to the destructive lust for power, it emerges as a tale absolutely for our time.

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  • Adapted and Directed by Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks
  • Video and Sound Design by Simon Wainwright
  • Costume Design by Laura Hopkins
  • Lighting Design by Andrew Crofts
  • Music by Jeremy Peyton Jones
  • Sound technician – Ian Ryan
  • Assistant Costume Designer – Reggie Doherty
  • Research Collaborators: Elnathan John, Testament, Michael Greaney


  • Laura Atherton
  • Morgan Bailey
  • Keicha Greenidge
  • Morven Macbeth
  • Matt Prendergast
  • Show recording by Sodium