Black Hearts

Written by Richard Wright

Black HeartsWorld Premiere in October 2002

This Halloween, embrace the darkness…

a best selling horror writer realises the words she writes may not be coming from within her own mind

a man hides from a knife-wielding woman in a murderous game of cat and mouse

a radio talk show host is quizzed by a crazed caller, and the wrong answer will lead to the death of a hostage.

Creepy, unsettling and suspenseful, these black hearts will live with you for a long time …

Due to content and language, BLACK HEARTS is not suitable for children.  Recommended for individuals age 15 and over.

Thomas Gemmell, from TheatreFusion, comments:

“Richard Wright wrote Haunter, one of the most memorable aspects of TheatreFusion’s 2001 production Haunted.   A year later, people still talk about the shivers that ran down their spines as they heard the Haunter’s tale.

For me, Richard’s great strength is to present ideas, images and storylines that unsettle not only in the theatre, but also linger long after the performance is ended.  They can creep into your mind weeks later, when you are walking alone down a dark street, or in that seemingly endless few seconds in the darkness before you fumble for the light switch.

We are also excited to be working with director Katherine Morley, who recently directed the premiere of ‘Slit’ at The Tron, ‘Dance Trilogy’, an Arches commission for Intervention and ‘Bedsong’ for Fondue Theatre at BAC during the British Festival of Visual Theatre. She has really worked magic at making the words and characters leap from the page, and the actors have responded with just as much conviction.

This brand new collection of three tales is powerful and imaginative and we are delighted to be presenting another theatrical first in Scottish venues.”


  • Howden Park Centre, Livingston, EH54 6AE, 26 October @ 8.30pm, Tel: 01506 433634
  • East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Road, East Kilbride, 29 October @ 8.00pm, Tel: 01355 261000
  • Cumbernauld Theatre, Braehead Road, Kildrum, Cumbernauld, 31 October @ 7.45pm, Tel: 01236 732887, Harbour Arts Centre, Harbour Street, Irvine, KA12 8PZ, 2 November @ 7.45pm, Tel: 01294 274059
  • The Cottier Theatre, Glasgow, 8-9 November @ 8pm


Writer  Richard Wright  |  Director  Katherine Morley

Imogen Walker, Graeme Kerr, Angela Ness, Donald Munro, Thomas Gemmell


TheatreFusion present another play for the witching season. Following the success of 2001’s Haunted, the same team brings a new collection of three chillers, especially written for TheatreFusion by acclaimed writer Richard Wright.

The List on TheatreFusion’s HAUNTED:
Richard Wright really catches the spirit of modern horror… Graeme Kerr’s genuinely chilling solo performance… all performances are strong and accomplished…

Absolutely excellent… Tremendous acting throughout, captivating stuff…really good, very powerful… top notch performances


Link to Richard Wright web page