The Dark

A brave young boy befriends the darkness in a captivating performance for everyone aged 5 years and above. From the book by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon Klassen.

Laszlo is afraid of the dark. The dark lies in the basement. It doesn’t visit Laszlo in his room. Until one night it does… Join Laszlo on his journey to meet the dark and find out why it will never bother him again.

Peut-Être Theatre merge vibrant physicality with live music to create captivating and energetic performances for the whole family.

The Dark is also accessible for blind and visually impaired children through audio-description and touch tours. If you have access needs and we can support your visit in any way, please contact The Hullabaloo office and talk to one of our friendly team – 01325 405680

Dates and times:
Saturday 11th March
11am* Relaxed Performance

50 minutes

Child £7 / Adult £7
Adult Babe in Arms (under 12 months) £7
Group ticket (4 people, min 1 child) £24 – Offer applied at checkout


How ‘dark’ is The Dark?

The main character of the show, Laszlo, is a little boy who is afraid of the dark and he openly admits this at the very beginning of the show. There are a few transitional moments that are in ‘pitch black’ and two scenes in the story that are in relative darkness (dimly lit), where Laszlo finally meets the ‘Dark’. The whole point wasn’t to make a scary show, but rather to tell the story of conquering one’s fears and reconciling oneself with the idea of the dark, a problem that many children are facing. The show is meticulously structured to address that fear. It starts with the performers introducing themselves as well as the characters they will be playing and together with the audience they demonstrate the different lighting and sound effects that are part of the show.

Here are a couple of suggestions you may find helpful:

  • If you haven’t already, you could read the title book and familiarise with the story beforehand.
  • You can join the pre show touch-tour at 10am, which will give your child the opportunity to meet the performers, take a tour of the set and props, and play with the show sounds. To confirm your place, please contact info@theatrehullabaloo.org.uk


“It was amazing and very funny. I thought it was going to be scary, but then it wasn't.”

Audience member (aged 8)

“It was a really wonderful experience and a completely accessible performance... He (my son) was really gripped when watching, and after said "so this is why I don't need to be scared of the dark”

Audience member (parent)