Essee Productions in association with Oli Sones and Park Theatre presents the World Premiere of

Dark Tourism

by Daniel Dingsdale

"Dark Tourism is a tightly crafted satire”
The Stage

"Dark Tourism is consistently entertaining - deeply cynical yet fizzing with righteous anger.”

"The cast is exceptional and the acting is mesmerising.”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ West End Wilma

"Daniel Dingsdale is a true master of words and narrative... this is how you do new writing.”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ West End Wilma


__ 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"

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Supported by the Stage One Bursary Scheme for New Producers