When the Darkness moves

DARKNESS: In the darkness, the stories come out at the Redland museum. Photo: Greg Pope.

DARKNESS: In the darkness, the stories come out at the Redland museum. Photo: Greg Pope.

Patrons at the Redland museum will have their own Night at the Museum with When the Darkness Moves, a play written exclusively for the museum to uncover its darker side.

Director and writer Jan Nary said there were plenty of stories at the museum, including a few more frightening ones. The stories will be presented by members of Theatre Redlands, a theatre group attached to the museum set up to tell its stories.

It follows the success of Women of Their Word, also performed at the museum by members of Theatre Redlannds. The production was received to great acclaim, with sell out shows.

"Museums are full of memories - memories that sometimes trickle out of the past into now. What's hidden in the laundry? What happened in the Cobb and Co coach? What's the real story of the dentist's chair? Just how much is whispering below the surface in this museum?" Ms Nary said.

Ms Nary said that although the dates coincided with Halloween, this was no trick or treat and definitely not for the feint hearted.

Tours will happen on October 23, 24, 30 and 31 at 6pm and 8pm and bookings are being taken on 3286 3494, redlandmuseum.org.au In keeping with the museum's Covid-19 plan, small groups will be taken to various stations in the museum to hear and experience the performance.

Tickets are $20 members, $25 non members and $80 for groups of four. The tours are strictly aged 13 plus.