REGARDED as one of the scariest films of all time, Wait Until Dark was a triumph for Audrey Hepburn in the sixties. Sadly it has not stood the test of time.

You could not criticise the cast in any way, they did a great job with a play which has references which younger audiences may not understand.

The story features a group of conmen terrorising a blind woman into revealing the hiding place of a doll which contains heroin.

The highlight of this production was the casting of a blind actress in the role. Karina Jones was quite superb.

While she clearly understands how a blind person would react to situations she had a complex set to negotiate and six other cast members to work with.

She was at the heart of the tension built up during the performance and her interaction with the trio of violent conmen was perfect.

If there was a downside, it came at the climax of the production when a loud snore from someone in the dress circle took the edge off the fine work of the company.

A tightly written thriller and most enjoyable from another era.

The production continues at the theatre until Saturday.

Malcolm Rees