WITH the dark nights approaching, Wait Until Dark is coming to Malvern Theatres, this month.

Set among the social turbulence of 1960s London, the play follows the story of Susy, a blind woman who, left alone in her apartment, becomes the victim of an elaborate scam hatched by a group of conmen.

A spokesman said: "Susy is left to fend for herself, and eventually finds a way to turn the tables on the conmen and give them a taste of life in the dark.

"Frederick Knott, best known for writing Dial M For Murder, wrote Wait Until Dark in 1966; and Audrey Hepburn starred as Susy in the 1967 film adaptation, for which she was nominated for both the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actress."

The spokesman added: "The film is often ranked as one of the top 100 scariest films of all time."

The starring role has a special significance for actress Karina Jones.

The spokesman said: "Karina has an extensive range of theatre, TV and radio credits to her name and is an international aerial circus performer and trained belly dancer.

"She also has a degenerative sight condition and is visually impaired. She is associate director of Invisible Flash Theatre Company and works as a visually impaired access consultant for many companies, including Graeae and Ramps on the Moon."

Karina was part of the 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony team, and she recently belly danced for the world’s press outside 10 Downing Street to highlight disability rights issues.

Wait Until Dark will be appearing at Malvern Theatres from Tuesday October 24 to Saturday October 28.

Tickets are on sale at the Box Office 01684 892277 and online at malvern-theatres.co.uk