A co-production with Watford Palace Theatre.

I actually think we might’ve hung out on a lifeguard stand; as the sun went down; about twenty-four years ago, at dusk?

Twenty-four years ago, the future was going to be different. Mol was going to be happy; older and smarter and married with kids. Ray was going to be a heart surgeon.

When they meet again, by chance – she divorced and childless; he a caretaker and gardener – they discover that their lives are even further from that future than they had thought.

Precise and beautifully controlled, but hiding violence, Dusk Rings A Bell is a play steeped in both regret and possibility about the difficulty of taking responsibility for our choices, and how life will make them for us, if we’re not careful.

A finely-judged two-hander

The Stage

Cast & Creatives

  • Katherine Kingsley
  • Paul Blair
  • Steven Atkinson Director
    Steven Atkinson is co-founder and the Artistic Director of HighTide. His directing credits for HighTide include In Fidelity (Traverse Theatre); The Sugar-Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoisie (Arcola Theatre); Those Who Trespass (Arts Educational Schools London); Forget Me Not (Bush Theatre); So Here We Are (Royal Exchange Theatre); Lampedusa (Soho Theatre); peddling (Arcola Theatre, Off-Broadway); Pussy Riot: Hunger Strike (Bush Theatre, Southbank Centre); Neighbors (Nuffield Theatre); Bottleneck (Soho Theatre, UK tour); ClockworkBethany; Incoming; Dusk Rings A Bell (Watford Palace Theatre); Lidless (Trafalgar Studios); Muhmah; The Pitch (Latitude). His other productions include Chicken (Paines Plough Roundabout) and The Afghan and the Penguin (Radio 4).
  • takis Design
  • Matt Prentice Lighting
  • Steve Mayo Sound
  • Tom Mills Music and Sound
  • John Tucker Voice
  • Rob Drummer Assistant Director
  • Charlotte Bevan Casting Director
  • Jae Forrester Production Manager
  • Mark Borkowski Press Representation